Humanities on the web: medieval world
Edited By Lourdes Soriano, Helen Rovira, Marion Coderch and Gloria Sabaté
This book reveals the current state of advanced research in the field of Humanities, introducing some of the leading projects being carried out in Europe and in the Unites States by historians and philologists. These research projects have to do with corpora of medieval Romance texts (literary or linguistic), metric indexes, databases on manuscripts, printed copies, iconographic sources, digitalisations of old collections or catalogues in the main research institutions. This volume shows the last advances in the dissemination of research outcomes through the Internet.
This volume contains contributions in English, Catalan, Spanish, Italian and French.
Megarep: A comprehensive research tool in Medieval and Renaissance poetic and metrical repertoires: Elena González-Blanco García – Levente Sélaf
Megarep: A comprehensive research tool in Medieval and Renaissance poetic and metrical repertoires*
Elena GONZÁLEZ-BLANCO GARCÍA
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (ELTE)
1.Interest of Megarep – comparative research possibilities
Western medieval literature was a relatively homogeneous group in which themes, topoi and sources flowed incessantly throughout the different countries and literatures. This continuous movement is mainly shown by manifestations of common poetic forms in different languages, as well as by the existence of similar literary genres or common melodies.
The study of phenomena – such as musical or formal contrafacta or the diffusion of courtly love tied to a determinate strophic pattern – has produced good results, which reveal the existence of a continuous interaction of forms, languages and poetic systems. Good examples of such studies are the works of Friedrich Gennrich, István Frank, Dominique Billy, Anton Touber, Paolo Canettieri and Carlo Pulsoni. This kind of investigation is, however, very complicated, as there are different poetic traditions to compare, a great variety of research orientations, a huge and heterogeneous bibliography and a considerable geographic and linguistic distance among the different countries involved.
For this reason, we believe it is necessary to build a tool that provides communication and interaction online in order to ease research comparative studies. ← 333 | 334 →
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