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 consider because the e-book of poems. operating from huge archival and philological examine, 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 outline 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 a number of the works and divulges unsuspected levels in a steady historic shift.

Assembling the Lyric Self demanding situations acquired rules in regards to the origins of a style (the author-ordered poetry booklet) and approximately periodization, together with the normal competition among medieval conformity and renaissance individualism. an important reassessment and redefinitions of a complete culture, this booklet could be crucial analyzing for students not just of the center a long time but in addition of the early sleek interval whose precedents this e-book realigns.

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