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The Anglo-Scottish Ballad and its Imaginary Contexts

This is the first book to combine contemporary debates in ballad studies with the insights of modern textual scholarship. Just like canonical literature and music, the ballad should not be seen as a uniquely authentic item inextricably tied to a documented source, but rather as an unstable structure subject to the vagaries of production, reception, and editing.

Among the matters addressed are topics central to the subject, including ballad origins, oral and printed transmission, sound...


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  • Éditeur : Open Book Publishers
  • Collection : OBP collection
  • Lieu d’édition : Cambridge
  • Année d’édition : 2014
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 29 novembre 2016
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9781783740277
  • EAN électronique : 9782821876354
  • Nombre de pages : xviii + 209 p.

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