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The Cansos and Sirventes of the Troubadour, Giraut de Borneil : A Critical Edition - Giraut De Borneil

The Cansos and Sirventes of the Troubadour, Giraut de Borneil

A Critical Edition

Hardcover Published: 25th August 1989
ISBN: 9780521256353
Number Of Pages: 520

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Amongst the troubadour poets, those writers of courtly love poetry that flourished in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries in the South of France, Giraut de Borneil was one of the most important and influential. Dante thought very highly of him. Little serious attention has been paid to his work, however, largely due to the absence of a modern critical edition. Dr Sharman has now rectified this situat4on with a scrupulously researched edition which covers Giraut's entire output. Translations into English and detailed commentaries on each poem are provided. In her introduction, Dr Sharman discusses what is known of Giraut's life and patrons. She places his work in the context of troubadour poetry while highlighting his particular originality: more than any other troubadour poet before or after, he involves the lady as an equal participant in love. His work integrates the moral and social convention of courtly love into a wider framework of Christian behaviour, and contains an extraordinarily wide range of styles, the apparently easy manner of which conceals deeper levels of meaning than have been elucidated hitherto.

Note on the text
List of abbreviations
Life of Giraut de Borneil
Cansos and Canso-Serventes
The Cansos
The Canso-Serventes
Canso of doubtful attribution
Analysis of the manuscripts
The Sirventes
Sirventes of doubtful attribution
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ISBN: 9780521256353
ISBN-10: 0521256356
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 25th August 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.89