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The Singer and the Scribe : European Ballad Traditions and European Ballad Cultures :  European Ballad Traditions and European Ballad Cultures - Philip E. Bennett

The Singer and the Scribe : European Ballad Traditions and European Ballad Cultures

European Ballad Traditions and European Ballad Cultures

By: Philip E. Bennett (Editor)

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Published: 2004
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The Singer and the Scribe brings together studies of the European ballad from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century by major authorities in the field and is of interest to students of European literature, popular traditions and folksong. It offers an original view of the development of the ballad by focusing on the interplay and interdependence of written and oral transmission, including studies of modern singers and their repertoires and of the role of the audience in generating a literary product which continues to live in performance. While using specific case studies the contributors systematically extend their reflections on the ballad as song and as poetry to draw broader conclusions. Covering the Hispanic world, including the Sephardic tradition, Scandinavia, The Netherlands, Greece, Russia, England and Scotland the essays also demonstrate the interconnections of a European tradition beyond national boundaries.

"The editors and contributors are to be congratulated on this volume..." in: Folk Music Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2006

Introductionp. 5
Balladry in the medieval Greek worldp. 13
Love story or heroic deed? : (the two faces of Russian balladry : Bylinas and ballads)p. 23
From oral adventure story to literary tale of enchantment : the case of the Count Arnaldos balladp. 37
A Morte do Rei D. Fernando and Floresvento : two rare Portuguese epic balladsp. 51
Fier Margrietken : a medieval ballad and its historyp. 69
Looking up at 'Holger Dansk og Burmand' (DgF 30)p. 89
The suppression of a ballad culture : the enigma of medieval Francep. 105
F. J. Child and Mikail Bakhtinp. 123
Echoes of authority : audience and formula in the Scots ballad textp. 135
Estrea Aelion, Salonica Sephardic tradition and the ballad of imprisoned virgilp. 153
Spanish ballads in a changing worldp. 169
The Stewarts of Fetterangus and literate oral traditionp. 181
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ISBN: 9789042018518
ISBN-10: 9042018518
Series: Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 223
Published: 2004
Publisher: Brill
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5