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The songs of entertainers and the songs of the angels: vernacular lyric fragments in Odo of Cheriton's "Sermones de festis"

Millett, Bella (1995) The songs of entertainers and the songs of the angels: vernacular lyric fragments in Odo of Cheriton's "Sermones de festis" Medium Aevum, 64, pp. 17-36.

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The article takes as its starting-point Siegfried Wenzel's discussion of John Dygoun's use of the apparently secular lyric fragment 'At a sprynge-wel' to refer to the Virgin, and the broader question he raises of whether the moralization of such lyrics by medieval preachers indicates an 'awareness of a distinction between a profane and a sacred world of discourse'; the use of fragments of secular lyric (including one, 'A la funtaine', with similarities to 'At a sprynge-wel', and an otherwise unrecorded 'alba') in Odo of Cheriton's early thirteenth-century Sermones de festis shows Odo consciously 'converting the lyrics he uses from profane entertainment to mnemonic links between this world and the next'.

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Published date: 1995

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Local EPrints ID: 67596
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/67596
ISSN: 0025-8385
PURE UUID: 388b275d-b4ad-4afd-8319-54b13adc8ec8

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Date deposited: 28 Aug 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:18

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