Marcabru: A Critical Edition

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Boydell & Brewer, 2000 - Literary Collections - 609 pages
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One of the earliest troubadours, Marcabru was a remarkable artist and entertainer, and a figure of crucial importance to the development of the European courtly lyric. His blistering attacks on contemporary court society reveal an intellectual insider's view of the clash between clerical morality and the emerging secular ethics of love and courtesy. His fervent, often acerbic engagement with contemporary events also provides a unique southern perspective on political upheavals and crusading movements in twelfth-century Occitania and northern Spain. This new critical edition, the first for nearly 100 years, makes his complete corpus accessible to a wide readership, supplying translations, full critical apparatus, and copious textual notes, with a substantial glossary of Marcabru's extraordinarily inventive vocabulary. The introduction supplies historical information, discussion of the poet's language, and an analysis of the manuscript transmission. It also raises fresh issues of troubadour versification techniques in this formative period, and engages in a new way with the current debate about editorial methodology and medieval textual criticism. (Leaflet blurb - see AN)
 

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Contents

Concordance
35
Al departir del brau tempier
55
El son desviat chantaire
88
Ans que1 terminis verdei
108
Auias de chan com enans e meillura
131
Bel mes qan li rana chanta
147
Bel mes can sesclarzis londa
165
Bel mes cant son li frug madur
178
Lanquan fuelhon li boscatge
365
Lautrier a lissuda dabriu
369
Lautrer jost una sebissa
375
Livems vai el temps saizina
388
Lo vers comenssa
402
Lo vers comens cant vei del fau
415
Hueymais dey esser alegrans
427
Pax in nomine Domini
434

Cortesamen vuoill comensar
200
Daiso laus Dieu
209
Dirai vos e mon latin
226
Dire vos vuoill ses doptanssa
237
Doas cuidas ai compaigner
265
Ad un estrun
276
Bel mes quan la fueill aUana
296
Emperaire per mi mezeis
308
Emperaire per vostre prez
319
En abnu
324
Estornel cueill ta volada
343
Ges lestornels non sublida
355
Per laura freida que guida
455
Per savi teing senz doptanza
464
Pus la fuelha revirola
474
Pois linvems dogan es anatz
494
Pos mos coratges esclarzis
503
Pus senfulleysson li verjan
513
Qan laura doussana bufa
521
Seigner nAudric
530
Soudadier per cui es jovens
541
Poems of doubtful attribution DI Bel mes qan sazombraill treilla
556
Lan qan cor la doussa bisa
564
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Ruth Harvey is Senior Lecturer in French at Royal Holloway University of London

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