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RZ-50384-05
Edition and Study of Judeo-Spanish Traditional Ballads
Samuel Armistead, University of California, Davis

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Folk Literature of the Sephardic Jews, Volume VI: Judeo Spanish Ballads from Oral Tradition, V. Carolingian Ballads (4): Montesinos (Book)
Title: Folk Literature of the Sephardic Jews, Volume VI: Judeo Spanish Ballads from Oral Tradition, V. Carolingian Ballads (4): Montesinos
Editor: Karen Olson
Editor: Samuel G. Armistead
Editor: Joseph H. Silverman
Editor: Israel J. Katz
Abstract: As part of the ongoing multi-volume series, Folk Literature of the Sephardic Jews, Vol. VI is devoted to an in-depth study of two Judeo-Spanish ballads from Eastern Mediterranean and North African Sephardic communities. These narrative ballads, The Birth of Montesinos and Rosafl orida and Montesinos, were based on a now-lost medieval epic poem derived from the Old French chanson de geste, Aïol et Mirabel. The Montesinos ballads were first printed in 16th-century Spanish ballad broadsides and later reprinted in various early ballad collections published during Spain’s Golden Age. They continued to be sung, especially in the Judeo-Spanish oral tradition, down to the early 20th century. There are also Castilian, Galician, and Sephardic versions of the hero’s birth in the wilderness, while Montesinos’ amorous relationship with Rosafl orida was remembered until fairly recently in Catalonian ballads. This narrative came to be known notonly in Spain, but also in Portugal, the Canary Islands, and Cuba. Each chapter is accompanied by Israel J. Katz’s insightful ethnomusicological studies of the ballad tunes. For the first time in the series, the editors also include URLs so that readers may listen to the audio recordings of versions studied in the text, at the website of the ballad archive (http://sephardifolklit.illinois.edu/). The volume closes with an extensive bibliography, eight different indices, and an etymological glossary of Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish and other loan words, Old Spanish and Judeo-Spanish archaisms and dialect forms.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/judeo-spanish-ballads-from-oral-tradition-v-carolingian-ballads-4-montesinos/oclc/824345369&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat listing
Secondary URL: http://www.linguatextltd.com/Cuesta/pdf/Cuesta_NRcat_2013.pdf
Secondary URL Description: Pubisher's catalog
Access Model: Book
Publisher: Juan de la Cuesta
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9781588712318
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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