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The English Traditional Ballad: Theory, Method, and Practice
 

The English Traditional Ballad: Theory, Method, and Practice (Hardback, New edition)

By Atkinson, David
Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.
Series edited by Hawkins, Professor Stan
Series edited by Burns, Professor Lori

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Ballads are an intriguing subject for study, not least because of their endless variety. Ballads taken down or recorded from singers separated by centuries in time and by hundreds of kilometres in distance, are both different and yet recognizably the same. In this book, David Atk...inson examines the ways in which the body of ballads known in England make reference both to ballads from elsewhere and to other English folk songs. The book outlines current theoretical directions in ballad scholarship: structuralism, traditional referentiality, genre and context, print and oral transmission, and the theory of tradition and revival. These are combined to offer readers a method of approaching the central issue in ballad studies - the creation of meaning(s) out of ballad texts.
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ISBN 9780754606345
Released NZ 1 Feb 2008
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback, New edition
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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ISBN-13 9780754606345
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Ashgate Publishing Limited
Released 1 Feb 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Atkinson, David
Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.
Series edited by Hawkins, Professor Stan
Series edited by Burns, Professor Lori
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
Category Folk Music
Number of Pages 328
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 782.421622
Weight 637g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Ballads, English, History and criticism
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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