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A Bibliographical Guide to the Study of Troubadours and Old Occitan Literature

By Robert A Taylor

A Bibliographical Guide to the Study of Troubadours and Old Occitan Literature
Hardback, 592 pages £133.00
Published: 2015
ISBN: 9781580442152
Format: 233mm x 155mm
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, Research in Medieval Culture

Although it seemed in the mid-1970s that the study of the troubadours and of Occitan literature had reached a sort of zenith, it has since become apparent that this moment was merely a plateau from which an intensive renewal was being launched. In this new bibliographic guide to Occitan and troubadour literature, Robert Taylor provides a definitive survey of the field of Occitan literary studies - from the earliest enigmatic texts to the fifteenth-century works of Occitano-Catalan poet Jordi de Sant Jordi - and treats over two thousand recent books and articles with full annotations. Taylor includes articles on related topics such as practical approaches to the language of the troubadours and the musicology of select troubadour songs, as well as articles situated within sociology, religious history, critical methodology, and psychoanalytical analysis. Each listing offers descriptive comments on the scholarly contribution of each source to Occitan literature, with remarks on striking or controversial content, and numerous cross-references that identify complementary studies and differing opinions. Taylor's painstaking attention to detail and broad knowledge of the field ensure that this guide will become the essential source for Occitan literary studies worldwide.

Preface Sigla/Abbreviations/Symbols I. Reference Works 1. Bibliographies 2. Alphabetized Reference 3. Aids to Research 4. Collective Research Publicaitons 5. Occitan Language II. The Texts 6. Manuscript Sources 7. Anthologies 8. Attribution Studies III. Literary Criticism (Lyric) 9. Orientation 10. Origins 11. The Love Ethic: Definition of Fin'amors 12. Genres of Troubadour Lyric 13. Music 14. The Trobairitz 15. Critical Approaches to Literary Analysis IV. Literary Criticism (Non-Lyric) 16. General Studies of Non-Lyric Literature 17. Monuments 18. Epic Literature 19. Narrative Literature 20. Dramatic Literature 21. Treatises of Grammar and Rhetoric 22. Didactic Literature 23. Religious Literature 24. Hagiography 25. Nonliterary Texts V. Related Fields (Diffusion, Influences) VI. The Troubadours, Trobairitz Index

Robert A. Taylor has studied Romance philology and medieval poetry in Germany, France, California, and especially in his native Toronto, where he is Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 592 pages
 233mm x 155mm

BIC Code:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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