Joan d'Albuzon - Nicolet de Turin, "En Nicolet, d'un sognie qu’ieu sognava"
Paterson, Linda M.. (2008) Joan d'Albuzon - Nicolet de Turin, "En Nicolet, d'un sognie qu’ieu sognava". Lecturae Tropatorum, Vol.1 . pp. 169-190. ISSN 1974-4374Full text not available from this repository.
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The article provides a commentary and a new critical edition of an Occitan tenso between two Italian troubadours, Joan d’Albuzon and Nicolet de Turin. The tenso presents a dream and its interpretation: Joan claims to have dreamt of a terrifying eagle flying through the air, accompanied by a huge ship of fire sailing across the land from Cologne. Nicolet in turn interprets the dream in terms of an emperor sweeping through Lombardy with a great army of German soldiers at his command, paid from his vast supply of treasure. Joan’s dream concludes with a vision of the eagle blowing out the fire, shining a great light over Montferrat, and settling in a high eyrie from which the whole world, now joyful, can be surveyed. Nicolet expounds this as the emperor’s desire for peace after vengeance, the Marquis of Montferrat’s submission, the emperor’s position of supreme command, and the prospect of appropriate rewards. The emperor is Frederick II Hohenstaufen and the author of the article proposes a new dating of the poem: it was probably composed in 1238 when the emperor, after his victory at the battle of Cortenuova in 1237 and subsequent subjection of several cities of the rebellious Lombard League, was arriving in Turin to receive the homage of Boniface II of Montferrat.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > French Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Lecturae Tropatorum|
|Publisher:||Universita degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II" Dipartimento di Filologia Moderna|
|Official Date:||27 June 2008|
|Number of Pages:||22|
|Page Range:||pp. 169-190|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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