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Of Reynaert the Fox

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ISBN: 9789089640246 Year: Pages: 368 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640246 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Education --- Languages and Literatures
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The mid thirteenth-century Dutch beast epic Van den vos Reynaerde is a fascinating reworking of the most popular branch of the Old French Roman de Renart and one of the finest examples of this popular genre, consisting of a lengthy cycle of animal tales which provided a satirical commentary on human society. Featuring the archetypal sly fox, the epic is also one of earliest examples of a longer literary work written in the Dutch vernacular. This charmingly illustrated edition contains the first-ever version of the Dutch text with a facing English translation, making the undisputed masterpiece of medieval Dutch literature accessible to international scholarly audiences otherwise unable to read the narrative in the original. The critical text and the parallel translation are accompanied by an introduction, interpretative notes, an index of names, a complete glossary, and a short introduction to Middle Dutch, making it an excellent choice for undergraduate or graduate study of medieval European literature.

De fiere nachtegaal

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ISBN: 9789089640215 Year: Pages: 376 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640215 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures --- Music
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The Proud Nightingale covers the many facets of medieval music in the Netherlands until the year 1600. Eighteen authors discuss songs ranging from of courtly songs, including minstrels, mystics and Modern Devots, on the performance and the oral tradition of ancient songs, and on intertextuality. What is new is the use of ethnological perspective by a number of the authors. This book is a collection of songs: messages from loved ones to joyous songs sung by groups at home and in the pub, or by farmers and servants whilst weeding, mowing and harvesting. At the same time religious melodies convey their desire for God or their distaste of the world.

Rhetoric, Rhetoricians and Poets

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ISBN: 9789053564004 Year: Pages: 173 DOI: 10.5117/9789053564004 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
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The Netherlandish rhetoricians of the sixteenth century have, in the course of the last decades, shed their image of third-rate poets who, lacking all sense of true beauty, were capable only of pompous verbosity and a shallow manipulation of form. The new scholarly assessment has also shed light on the role they played in the cultural and literary life of their time, and it now appears that many of their dramas are well worth staging. Once the sixteenth century was freed from the stigma of being the "preparatory phase" for the Golden Age, the way was clear for thorough studies of the literature produced during the most turbulent period in the history of the Low Countries. This volume contains essays which deal with works written not only in Dutch, but also in French and in New Latin, with topics ranging from the effects of poetic principles on literary practice to the use of poetry as a means for improving society and developing the individual. The unifying thread in these studies is the pivotal importance of rhetoric in all forms of literary expression.

Meesterschap in tweevoud

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Book Series: De Amazone-reeks ISBN: 9789089640635 Year: Pages: 160 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640635 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Gender Studies --- Social Sciences --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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Culture and history; Women: historical, geographic, persons treatment; Dutch literature; Dutch and Flemish literature

Geschrift eener bejaarde vrouw

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Book Series: De Amazone-reeks ISBN: 9789053564493 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.5117/9789053564493 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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Dutch and Flemish literature; Dutch literature; Culture and history; Women: historical, geographic, persons treatment

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