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Seller: ancientgifts (4,259) 99.4%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122085380378 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! FONT size=6>Medieval Woman's Song: Cross-Cultural Approaches, Edited by Anne L. Klinck and An Marie Rasmussen. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 279 pages. Publisher: University of Pennsylvania; (2002). The number of surviving medieval secular poems attributed to named female authors is small, some of the best known being those of the trobairitz the female troubadours of southern France. However, there is a large body of poetry that constructs a particular textual femininity through the use of the female voice. Some of these poems are by men and a few by women (including the trobairitz); many are anonymous, and often the gender of the poet is indeterminable. A "woman's song" in this sense can be defined as a female-voice poem on the subject of love, typically characterized by simple language, sexual candor, and apparent artlessness. The chapters in "Medieval Woman's Song" bring together scholars in a range of disciplines to examine how both men and women contributed to this art form. Without eschewing consideration of authorship, the collection deliberately overturns the long-standing scholarly practice of treating as separate and distinct entities female-voice lyrics composed by men and those composed by women. What is at stake here is less the voice of women themselves than its cultural and generic construction. CONDITION: NEW. New hardcover w/dustjacket. Unblemished, unmarked, pristine in every respect. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Contents: Chapter 1) Sappho and Her Daughters: Some Parallels Between Ancient and Medieval Woman's Song. 2) Ides geomrode giddum: The Old English Female Lament. 3) Women's Performance of the Lyric Before 1500. 4) Ca no soe joglaresa: Women and Music in Medieval Spain's Three Cultures. 5) Feminine Voices in the Galician-Portuguese cantigas de amigo. 6) Sewing like a Girl: Working Women in the chansons de toile. 7) Fictions of the Female Voice: The Women Troubadours. 8) The Conception of Female Roles in the Woman's Song of Reinmar and the Comtessa de Dia. 9) Reason and the Female Voice in Walther von der Vogelweide's Poetry. 10) Ventriloquisms: When Maidens Speak in English Songs, c. 1300-1550. Anne L. Klinck is Professor of English at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. She is the author of "The Old English Elegies: A Critical Edition and Genre Study". Ann Marie Rasmussen is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages at Duke University. She is the author of "Mothers and Daughters in Medieval German Literature". PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: It is never easy to critique a collection of essays, since rather than receiving a gradually developing argument in a consistent authorial style, as one would expect from a monograph, what we have is a string of fast paced virtuosic displays of thought, approaching a common area, in a variety of styles. It is made doubly challenging in this case because it addresses material very broad in its reach, namely, woman's song of Western Europe using texts dating between A.D. 900 and 1500. As well, it gives consideration to the "affinities of European woman's song with Jewish and Arabic literature, and to parallels with woman's songs in the ancient world" (1). The main aim of the collection is to examine progress in research of the area of woman's song in the twenty years since the publication of the landmark essay collection Vox Feminae: Studies in Medieval Woman's Song, ed. John F. Plummer (Kalamazoo, 1981). REVIEW: Klinck and Rasmussen are to be commended for bringing scholars from different languages and disciplines together to discuss a topic of interest to all-women's song. . . . The book will be a useful resource for scholars who want an overview of the period, its various languages, genres, and voices. REVIEW: Will be of use to all students of medieval literature and feminist theory for its freshness, range, and exemplary use of interdisciplinary methods to illuminate and important part of the medieval literary tradition. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: If you are interested in Women's Studies or the Medieval World of Europe, this is a must-have and is well worth the time to read it. A wonderful collection which will surely stimulate insights into the Medieval Woman's World. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). 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