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Paterson, Linda M.

Overview
Works: 56 works in 203 publications in 5 languages and 3,021 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Literary criticism 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Scenarist, Other
Classifications: PC3308, 849.1109
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Most widely held works by Linda M Paterson
The world of the troubadours : medieval Occitan society, c. 1100-c. 1300 by Linda M Paterson( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occitania, known today as the 'south of France', had its own language and culture in the Middle Ages. Its troubadours created 'courtly love' and a new poetic language in the vernacular, which were to influence European literature for centuries; and its Cathar heretics were the first victims of the Inquisition. There are many books on the troubadours, but this is the first comprehensive study of the society in which they lived. For readers of literature it offers a wide-ranging insight into the realities which lay behind the poetic mystique. For historians it opens up an important and neglected area of medieval Europe, comparable to France, Germany and Catalonia, drawing on sources not readily accessible to those without specialist linguistic and literary expertise. It addresses issues important to specialists, such as the nature of feudalism, knighthood, medieval courts and the family, but it is also written for the reader interested more generally in the Middle Ages or Occitan culture. Some chapters have a particular relevance to women's studies and the history of medicine. The author adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, combining a synthesis of extensive recent work of European and North American scholars with her own original research
Troubadours and eloquence by Linda M Paterson( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singing the crusades : French and Occitan lyric responses to the crusading movements, 1137-1336 by Linda M Paterson( )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The crusading movements provoked a vast and diverse mass of reactions in the medieval West. While Latin sources provide official versions of its preaching, organisation and events, the vernacular lyrics of the troubadours and trouvères present a secular perspective, through a cornucopia of on-the-spot responses in France, Occitania, Italy, the Iberian Peninsula, Cyprus, Syria and Greece. This book constitutes the first comprehensive, modern analysis of Old French and Occitan lyric texts relating to the crusades. It brings out their full range, from propaganda for the crusades, to criticisms of crusading and crusaders through vituperation, humour or cynicism, to their use as a pretext for political or personal wrangling. It also shows how they shed light on many aspects of medieval life, among them chivalric and courtly values (often in tension with clerical ones), regional politics, sexual behaviour, personal experiences of crusading and captivity, the complex interaction of Christians, Greeks and Muslims, and bafflement in the face of failure and God's imponderable purposes"--Back cover image
The Canso d'Antioca : an Occitan epic chronicle of the First Crusade by Carol Sweetenham( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Canso d'Antioca is a fascinating text which deserves more attention than it has received. It is a fragment of a much larger epic describing the events of the First Crusade, related to the Old French Chanson d'Antioca but with many unique features. As such it presents a double interest to scholars of both history and literature. It is a source text for the First Crusade with information not contained in any other source. It is also an early and seminal text for Occitan epic, few examples of which survive. And arguably it represents the first work of vernacular verse history in France, raising fundamental questions about the junction of epic and historiography. This is the first published edition of the text since Paul Meyer's version in 1884. It is based on the single extant manuscript of the Canso found in Roda in Northern Spain and now in Madrid, accompanied by a translation into English on facing pages. The text is supported by detailed notes and a glossary of proper names cross-referenced to all major First Crusade sources. The introduction discusses in detail the history of the text and manuscript, the value of the Canso as a historical document, and its place both within the historical tradition of the Crusade and within Occitan literary tradition and 12th-century vernacular historiography."--Provided by publisher
Literature of the Crusades by Simon Thomas Parsons( )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interrelation of so-called "literary" and "historical" sources of the crusades, and the fluidity of these categorisations, are the central concerns of the essays collected here. They demonstrate what the study of literary texts can do for our historical understanding of the crusading movement, challenging earlier historiographical assumptions about well-known poems and songs, and introducing hitherto understudied manuscript sources which elucidate a rich contemporary compositional culture regarding the matter of crusade.The volume discusses a wide array of European textual responses to the medieval crusading movement, from the Plantagenet and Catalan courts to the Italy of Charles of Anjou, Cyprus, and the Holy Land. Meanwhile, the topics considered include the connexions between poetry and history in the Latin First Crusade texts; the historical, codicological and literary background to Richard the Lionheart's famous song of captivity; crusade references in the troubadour Cerverí of Girona; literary culture surrounding Charles of Anjou's expeditions; the use of the Mélusine legend to strengthen the Lusignans' claim to Cyprus; and the influence of aristocratic selection criteria in manuscript traditions of Old French crusade songs. These diverse approaches are unified in their examination of crusading texts as cultural artefacts ripe for comparison across linguistic and thematic divides.--
Chrétien de Troyes and the troubadours : essays in memory of the late Leslie Topsfield( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcabru : a critical edition by Marcabrun( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and Provenal and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The troubadour tensos and partimens : a critical edition by Ruth Harvey( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Provenal and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Troubadours and the epic : essays in memory of W. Mary Hackett by Linda M Paterson( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and society in Medieval Occitania by Linda M Paterson( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le clerc au Moyen Âge by Raphaela Averkorn( )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le monde des troubadours : la société médiévale occitane de 1100 à 1300 by Linda M Paterson( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S'il existe beaucoup d'ouvrages sur les troubadours, bien peu ont étudié la société dans laquelle ils vécurent. Ce livre, fruit d'une riche documentation et d'un vaste travail de synthèse, veut réparer cet oubli. Embrassant la société médiévale occitane, entre 1100 et 1300, selon une approche historique, économique et politique, l'auteur l'analyse aussi sur l'angle des moeurs et de la culture
From chanson de geste to epic chronicle : medieval Occitan poetry of war by Gérard Gouiran( )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of essays Gérard Gouiran, one of the world's leading and much-loved scholars of medieval Occitan literature, examines this literature from a primarily historical perspective. Through texts offering hitherto unexplored insights into the history and culture of medieval Europe, he studies topics such as the representation of alterity through female figures and Saracens in opposition to the ideal of the Christian knight; the ways in which the narrating of history can become resistance and propaganda discourse in the clash between the Catholic Church and the French on the one hand, and the Cathar heretics and the people of Occitania on the other; questions of intertextuality and intercultural relations; cultural representations fashioning the West in contact with the East; and Christian dissidence in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Written in an approachable style, the book will be of historical, literary and philological interest to scholars and students, as well as any reader curious about this hitherto little-known Occitan literature"--
El mundo de los trovadores : la sociedad occitana medieval (entre 1100 y 1300) by Linda M Paterson( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le clerc au Moyen-âge : [actes du vingtième colloque du] Centre universitaire d'études et de recherches médiévales d'Aix, [Aix-en-Provence, mars 1995] by Bouches-du-Rhône) Centre universitaire d'études et de recherches médiévales (Aix-en-Provence( )

in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Récits d'Occitanie by Régis Bertrand( )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brillante langue de culture à l'époque des Troubadours, la langue d'Oc n'a jamais été la langue d'un pouvoir, pas plus qu'elle n'a en aucun temps été ni strictement codifiée dans le champ social ni unitairement enseignée. Elle n'a jamais joui, de la sorte, d'aucune centralité propre qui lui assurât une claire conscience d'elle-même. Les diverses contributions interrogent l'émergence et l'évolution du fabuleux travail narratif que ses locuteurs ont dû opérer pour créer des récits qui les légitiment eux-mêmes dans cet idiome de leur naissance ou de leur ascendance. Récits historiques, œuvres littéraires, trésors des parlers, tous les récits d'Occitanie sont récits d'origine. C'est dans ce schéma minimal que leur diversité se rassemble. Si quelques référents historiques sont amplement partagés, le Récit d'Occitanie est tout aussi intime. Il s'ancre, pour chacun, dans un horizon plus restreint, le « petit pays », quelques ancêtres et, plus loin encore, dans l'originaire même : l'euphonie perdue
Literature of the Crusades by Simon Thomas Parsons( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interdisciplinary approach to sources for our knowledge of the crusades
Comunicazione e propaganda nei secoli XII e XIII : atti del convegno internazionale, Messina, 24-26 maggio 2007( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singing the crusades : French and Occitan lyric responses to the crusading movements, 1137-1336 by Linda M Paterson( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full-scale survey of crusading lyrics in Old French and Occitan
Marcabru : a critical edition by Simon Gaunt( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The world of the troubadours : medieval Occitan society, c. 1100-c. 1300
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The Canso d'Antioca : an Occitan epic chronicle of the First CrusadeMarcabru : a critical editionThe troubadour tensos and partimens : a critical editionCulture and society in Medieval OccitaniaMarcabru : a critical edition
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Paterson, L. M.

Paterson, Linda

Paterson, Linda 1943-

Paterson, Linda M.

Paterson, Linda M. 1943-

Paterson, Linda Mary.

Paterson, Linda Mary 1943-

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