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Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literature: Martyrs to Love

Simon Gaunt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199272075
eISBN:
9780191709869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272075.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Medieval literature is fascinated with the idea that love may be a fatal affliction. Indeed, it is frequently suggested that true love requires sacrifice, that you must be ready to die for, from, and ... More


The Lombard League, 1167–1225

Gianluca Raccagni

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264713
eISBN:
9780191734847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264713.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Lombard League was an association created by the city republics of northern Italy in the 12th century in order to defend their autonomy and that of the papacy in a struggle against the German ... More


The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Geri L. Smith

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

One of the most popular genres created and performed by Medieval troubadours and trouvères was the pastourelle. Though it varied greatly in its details, the genre was dominated by the following ... More


Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

Judith A. Peraino

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199757244
eISBN:
9780199918904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757244.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This study focuses on monophonic “courtly love” songs from roughly 1100 to the 1350s. These songs present a paradox: they conceive and express the autonomous subject—the lyric “I” represented by a ... More


The Turn of the Voice

Judith A. Peraino

in Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199757244
eISBN:
9780199918904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757244.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter applies the concept of “the turn” in Louis Althusser’s theory of subject formation through interpellation by language to the musical turning points in medieval love lyrics that are ... More


W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Joseph M. Hassett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book explores how nine fascinating women inspired some of W.B. Yeats's most memorable poetry. Yeats's beliefs about poetic inspiration were remarkably akin to the Greek notion that a great poet ... More


Lyrics

A. C. Spearing

in Textual Subjectivity: The Encoding of Subjectivity in Medieval Narratives and Lyrics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198187240
eISBN:
9780191719035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187240.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter turns from narrative to lyric, traditionally seen as expressing its writer’s own feelings. The ‘sincerity-topos’ is studied in the troubadour Bernart de Ventadorn and as embodied in ... More


Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition: Literary Duels at Islamic and Christian Courts

Samuel England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425223
eISBN:
9781474438544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425223.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition shows how the interactive, confrontational practice of courtly arts helped shape imperial thought in the Middle Ages. Its analysis covers Classical ... More


Love's Martyrdom and the Ethical Subject

Simon Gaunt

in Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literature: Martyrs to Love

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199272075
eISBN:
9780191709869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272075.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter offers an exposition of the Derridean and Lacanian theory that will be used throughout the book, particularly in relation to the 12th-century troubadour Bernart de Ventadorn. The notion ... More


The (Queer) Look of Love: Narcissus, Bel Vezer, and Galehaut

Simon Gaunt

in Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literature: Martyrs to Love

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199272075
eISBN:
9780191709869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272075.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter uses critical models deriving from Lacan's seminar XX, Encore, to suggest that some rather exceptional male characters in medieval texts (notably Galehaut in the Lancelot en prose) offer ... More


Stolen Song: How the Troubadours Became French

Eliza Zingesser

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747571
eISBN:
9781501747649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747571.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book documents 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 ... More


Idiomatic Movement and Separation in Middle High German and Occitan Crusade Departure Lyric

Marisa Galvez

in The Subject of Crusade: Lyric, Romance, and Materials, 1150 to 1500

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693217
eISBN:
9780226693491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693491.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines crusader departure songs in Middle High German and Old Occitan and how they use conventions concerning the heart, the voice of crusading intention, and pilgrimage movement. In ... More


Media vitae in morte sumus (1916–1924)

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between 1921 and 1924, generalized arterial sclerosis began the work that culminated in Herbert's death on May 26, 1924. He was 65 years old. The Victor Herbert legacy fell on his daughter, Ella ... More


Afterword

Ardis Butterfield

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This short coda to the volume draws links with the poetic miscellanies or recueils produced in continental Europe during the same period, noting points of comparison between the two categories of ... More


From Beak to Quill: Troubadour Lyric in Richard de Fournival’s Bestiaire d’amour

Eliza Zingesser (ed.)

in Stolen Song: How the Troubadours Became French

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747571
eISBN:
9781501747649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747571.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores Richard de Fournival's Bestiaire d'amour (ca. 1250). It shows that Richard de Fournival maintains his predecessors' association of troubadour lyric with the avian but decouples ... More


What’s in a Word?: Language, Philosophy, and Satire in Troubadour Poetry

Stephen G. Nichols

in Revisioning French Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620207
eISBN:
9781789623727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620207.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Stephen Nichols’s text analyzes one of the most famous examples of troubadour lyric, Peire d’Alverna’s Occitan canso Cantarai d’aqestz trobadors (‘I’ll sing about these troubadours’). Nichols ... More


Mapping Medieval Identities in Occitanian Crusade Song

Rachel May Golden

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190948610
eISBN:
9780190948641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948610.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Home to the troubadours and a creative monastic center, twelfth-century Occitania (the south of France) fostered a vibrant musical culture that encompassed both secular and sacred, vernacular and ... More


Canto 36

Mark Byron

in Readings in the Cantos: Volume I

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954408
eISBN:
9781786944337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954408.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Canto 36 functions as a kind of still point amidst the political and historical material imbuing Eleven New Cantos: the Continental Congress of 1774-89 and Siena under the rule of Leopold, Grand Duke ... More


Alfonso X: Poetry of Miracles and Domination

Samuel England

in Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition: Literary Duels at Islamic and Christian Courts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425223
eISBN:
9781474438544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425223.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter three shifts the Crusades analysis from the Middle East to Gibraltar, studying the contentious political and literary career of Alfonso X in Spain. His extraordinary academic projects and ... More


Conclusion

Tristan Kay

in Dante’s Lyric Redemption: Eros, Salvation, Vernacular Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198753964
eISBN:
9780191815768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753964.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This short conclusion briefly summarizes and synthesizes the overarching claims of the preceding chapters. It also reflects upon Dante’s ‘lyric redemption’ as an unrepeatable response to the tensions ... More


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