The Medieval Lyric

The Medieval Lyric

Peter Dronke

Paperback
$34.95

D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

This highly acclaimed introduction to the medieval lyric during the period 850-1300 is now reissued in a third edition, which includes a new preface and substantial new bibliographical indications. After an introductory discussion of the performers and performance of lyrics in the middle ages, each chapter analyses one of the major lyrical genres and centres on close critical discussion of outstanding lyrics, with generous quotation of texts and translations. While the rise of religious lyric and the transformations of love-lyric receive the fullest treatment, there are also chapters on women's songs, on the alba, on dance-songs, and on `lyrics of realism'.

Details

January 1968
302 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
ISBN: 9780859914840
Format: Paperback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC LCO003000
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A rich, closely packed book. THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT