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Stolen song : how the troubadours became French

Author: Eliza Zingesser
Publisher: Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book documents for the first time the act of cultural appropriation that created a founding moment for French literary history: the rescripting and domestication of troubadour song, a prestige corpus in the European sphere, as French, and the simultaneous creation of an alternative point of origin for French literary history--a body of faux-archaic Occitanizing song"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zingesser, Eliza, 1984-
Stolen song.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2020
(DLC) 2019019425
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eliza Zingesser
ISBN: 9781501747571 1501747576
OCLC Number: 1098222613
Language Note: In English with some French and English translation.
Description: xv, 238 pages : illustrations, music, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: Of birds and madmen : Occitan songs in French songbooks --
Keeping up with the French : Jean Renart's francophile empire in the Roman de la rose --
Birdsong and the edges of the empire : Gerbert de Montreuil's Roman de la violette --
From beak to quill : troubadour lyric in Richard de Fournival's Bestiaire d'amour --
The rustic troubadours : Occitanizing lyrics in France.
Responsibility: Eliza Zingesser.

Abstract:

"This book documents for the first time the act of cultural appropriation that created a founding moment for French literary history: the rescripting and domestication of troubadour song, a prestige corpus in the European sphere, as French, and the simultaneous creation of an alternative point of origin for French literary history--a body of faux-archaic Occitanizing song"--

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"Demonstrat[ing] a solid knowledge of her corpus and of the narratives she discusses... Eliza Zingesser offers readers a new way of reading Old French literature, looking at the adoption and Read more...

 
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