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Le Liriche Di Hugues De Berze

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Le Liriche Di Hugues De Berze

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Luca Barbieri, Le liriche di Hugues de Berze, Humanae litterae 5 (Milan: Edizioni CUSL, 2001). xxxvi + 334 pp. ISBN 88-8132-054-1. euro20.66.

Critical editions of trouvere songs are always welcome, especially when the poet occupies such an interesting place in the lyric tradition and played a part in major events of the early thirteenth century. This is the first collection of Hugues de Berze's lyrics since Karl Engelcke's (essentially diplomatic) edition ('Die Lieder des Hugues de Bregi', Archiv fur das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, 75 (1886), 147-76).

Hugues de Berze was a member of an influential Burgundian family. He took part in the Fourth Crusade, was an associate of Boniface de Montferrat, and was influenced by Guy de Coucy and Conon de Bethune. One of his two surviving crusade songs is addressed to the troubadour Falquet de Romans (RS37a 'Liriche autentiche IV' of this edition). Of the eight songs published, four arc of certain attribution. The best represented in the manuscripts (sixteen sources), the crusade songs 'S'onques nus hon por dure departie', is the least safely attributable, with some sources claiming it for Thibaut de Champagne, others for de Coucy or Guiraut de Bornelh. …

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