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The Resource Medieval English lyrics and carols, edited by Thomas G. Duncan

Medieval English lyrics and carols, edited by Thomas G. Duncan

Label
Medieval English lyrics and carols
Title
Medieval English lyrics and carols
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas G. Duncan
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lyrics and carols are two of the most important types of medieval literature. This anthology provides a generous and wide-ranging selection, beginning with the first lyrics in English to celebrate love as romantic devotion to a woman, and including all pre-Chaucerian love lyrics (other than a few brief snatches). Poems by Chaucer and his successors present the courtly game of love in its sophisticated later medieval form, while devotional lyrics portray the tenderness of the later medieval response to Christ as lover and beloved and to the Virgin Mary with the infant Jesus, Mary as sorrowing mother and as Queen of Heaven. Fully represented also are lyrics on characteristically medieval moral and penitential themes, alongside miscellaneous lyrics such as drinking and dancing songs, ballads, satires, poems of wit, humour and sexual innuendo, accounts of lecherous priests, minstrels mocking their audiences, and women vividly listing their lovers' inadequacies. The texts are edited anew, accompanied with a textual apparatus detailing manuscript readings where emendations have been made to restore sense, metre and rhyme. The language of pre-Chaucerian poems has been normalised to accord with the dialect of late fourteenth-century London ("Chaucerian English"), and unfamiliar spellings in later lyrics have been regularized. Readability is further aided by line-by-line glosses. An extensive introduction offers an appraisal of the forms, themes and contexts of the lyrics and a full discussion of their language and metre, while a comprehensive commentary gives further essential information." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
821.040802
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR1203
LC item number
.M46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Medieval English lyrics and carols, edited by Thomas G. Duncan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-462) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Medieval English Lyrics and Carols -- Lyric Stanza and Metre -- Guidance to Metrical Reading -- Manuscript Sources -- Language and Tests -- Pronunciation Guide -- Texts of the Lyrics and Carols -- Part I -- Love Lyrics -- Penitential and Moral Lyrics -- Devotional Lyrics -- Miscellaneous Lyrics -- Part II -- Courtly Lyrics -- Devotional and Doctrinal Lyrics -- Moral and Penitential Lyrics -- Popular and Miscellaneous Lyrics -- Commentary -- Appendix A: Music and Metre -- Appendix B: The Syllabic Analysis of Middle English Verse
Control code
ocn804049511
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 466 pages
Isbn
9781843843412
Lccn
2012286363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)804049511
  • (Sirsi) a1716637
Label
Medieval English lyrics and carols, edited by Thomas G. Duncan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-462) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Medieval English Lyrics and Carols -- Lyric Stanza and Metre -- Guidance to Metrical Reading -- Manuscript Sources -- Language and Tests -- Pronunciation Guide -- Texts of the Lyrics and Carols -- Part I -- Love Lyrics -- Penitential and Moral Lyrics -- Devotional Lyrics -- Miscellaneous Lyrics -- Part II -- Courtly Lyrics -- Devotional and Doctrinal Lyrics -- Moral and Penitential Lyrics -- Popular and Miscellaneous Lyrics -- Commentary -- Appendix A: Music and Metre -- Appendix B: The Syllabic Analysis of Middle English Verse
Control code
ocn804049511
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 466 pages
Isbn
9781843843412
Lccn
2012286363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)804049511
  • (Sirsi) a1716637

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