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Title: La liturgia del «trobar» [The Liturgy of the Troubadours: Assimilation and Reuse of Elements of Christian Ritual in Occitan Songs]
Subtitle: Assimilazione e riuso di elementi del rito cristiano nelle canzoni occitane medievali
Written By: Gianluca Valenti
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/212945?format=G
Series Title: De Gruyter Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 385
Description:

This study investigates the influence of medieval liturgy on the literary work of Occitan poets during the 12th and 13th centuries. It focuses on the diverse effects emanating from metrical hymn structure, sacraments, prayers, and the veneration of the saints, and additionally explores the specific impact of liturgical metaphors on the language of the troubadours.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): Occitan
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110395327
Pages: 370
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110340211
Pages: 370
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95