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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


Christine de Pizan’s Dit de la pastoure: The Shepherdess as a Poet

Geri L. Smith

in The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In her 1403 Dit de la pastoure, Christine de Pizan turns the century-old French pastourelle inside-out. The most radical and sweeping innovation that Christine brings to bear on the pastourelle is ... More


Origins

Thomas Christensen

in Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226626925
eISBN:
9780226627083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226627083.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter deals with the controversy regarding the origins of modern tonality. Fétis was quite sure that the beginnings of modern tonality could be dated quite precisely at the beginning of the ... More


Introduction

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/9781501747571.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how troubadour song came to occupy a unique place in the French literary canon. The story of the current misprision of troubadour song as French ... More


Song and the Soundscape of Old French Romance

Emma Dillon

in Thinking Medieval Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198795148
eISBN:
9780191836497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795148.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the presence of song and sound in romance, with a particular focus on the traditions of Old French romance from its incarnation in the 1170s, in the works of Chrétien de Troyes, ... More


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