Assembling the Lyric Self: Authorship from Troubadour Song by Olivia Holmes

By Olivia Holmes

Assembling the Lyric Self investigates the transition within the 13th and fourteenth centuries from the 1st surviving Provencal and Italian manuscripts (mostly multiauthor lyric anthologies ready by means of scribes) to the single-author codex -- that's, to the shape we now give some thought to because the booklet of poems. operating from wide archival and philological study, Olivia Holmes explores the efforts of person poets to set up poetic authenticity and authority within the context of increasing vernacular literacy. As she strikes from an summary to a attention of specific authors (including Guittone d'Arezzo and Nicolo de'Rossi) and manuscripts, she either demonstrates the narrative and structural subtlety of some of the works and divulges unsuspected stages in a gentle old shift.

Assembling the Lyric Self demanding situations obtained rules in regards to the origins of a style (the author-ordered poetry ebook) and approximately periodization, together with the normal competition among medieval conformity and renaissance individualism. an incredible reassessment and redefinitions of a complete culture, this publication can be crucial examining for students not just of the center a while but additionally of the early smooth interval whose precedents this publication realigns.

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