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Title: Le chansonnier français de la Burgerbibliothek de Berne
Subtitle: Analyse et description du manuscrit et édition de 53 unica anonymes
Written By: Niclaas Unlandt
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?isbn=9783110263442&sel=pi
Series Title: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 368
Description:

The Berne song book originates from the last third of the 13th century and is
often considered marginal because of the Lorraine dialect and the corrupted
delivery. Here it is analysed in depth for the first time. It includes a linguistic
and material analysis of the manuscript followed by a new edition of 53
anonymous poems. Each poem is presented as a diplomatic transcription with
critical editorial commentary. A synoptic index allows the reader to place the
manuscript within the wider context of the written tradition of older northern
French poetry.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): French
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110263459
Pages: 403
Prices: Europe EURO 149.95
 
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ISBN-13: 9783110263442
Pages: 403
Prices: Europe EURO 149.95