Critical Editions of Spanish Artistic Ballads (romanceros Artisticos) 1580-1650

Author: Mortenson, Barbara
Year:2001
Pages:600
ISBN:0-7734-8625-9
978-0-7734-8625-6
Price:399.95
All publications of romanceros artísticos are intrinsically valuable, because the definitive history of the genre cannot be written until we possess a greater volume of edited texts than is now available. This 7-volume series fills a large gap. The ballad collections, each significant in its own way, will fill major gaps in the history of the genre. The play represents a transition to the school of Lope de Vega. Includes Introduction, bibliography, reproduction of text with annotations, indexes (contents, onomastica, metrics, errata, authorship, glossary, etc.). In Spanish.
Series ISBN: 0-7734-8566-X
[Critical Editions of Spanish Artistic Ballads Nos. 1-7]
The Romances varios is a most significant collection, since it is virtually the sole representative of the plebeian romance of the seventeenth century. The many reprints of and additions to the original text attest to the persistence of archaic ballad traditions among the populace. This work required a complex bibliography, extensive notes regarding contemporary events and personages, and a glossary of current argot.
Vol. 1: JARDIN DE AMADORES (1611)
The Jardín de amadores is unique in that it bridges the gap from the period of the romance of the Flores to that of an elitist ballad post-1600.

"Although it also contains poems in a number of different meters, the Jardín is one of the most important collections of the late 16th and 17th century genre known as the romancero nuevo. . . . Barbara Mortenson's edition is richly and meticulously annotated. The introductory study she has provided, as well as the exhaustive indices make this edition an indispensable research instrument for anyone working on Spanish Golden Age poetry." - Samuel J. Armistead
0-7734-8623-2 $109.95/£69.95 500pp. 1997
UPCOMING
From the Romancero of Gabriel Lobo Lasso de la Vega
The Romancero is to date unedited. While his other two anthologies have been published, they are not critical editions. Hence these volumes are a definitive study of the romances of this major figure of the first period, who is characterized by his conservatism. As an ancillary contribution, there is also a critical edition of the previously unpublished tragedy of his Romancero.

The three volumes of ballads of Gabriel Lobo Lasso de la Vega:
Vol. 3: ROMANCERO Y TRAGEDIAS (1587)
0-7734-8627-5 [CESAB 3] NYP

Vol. 4 : PRIMERA PARTE DEL MANOJUELO DE ROMANCES (1601)
0-7734-8629-1 [CESAB 4] NYP

Vol. 5 : SEGUNDA PARTE DEL MANOJUELO DE ROMANCES (1603)
0-7734-8631-3 [CESAB 5] NYP

Vol. 6: TRAGEDIA DE LA HONRA DE DIDO RESTAURADA (1587)
0-7734-8633-X [CESAB 6] NYP

Vol. 7: CRITICAL EDITION OF MS.3700 OF THE BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL OF MADRID (c. 1615-1620)
0-7734-8635-6 [CESAB 7] NYP
UPCOMING
From the Romancero of Gabriel Lobo Lasso de la Vega
The Romancero is to date unedited. While his other two anthologies have been published, they are not critical editions. Hence these volumes are a definitive study of the romances of this major figure of the first period, who is characterized by his conservatism. As an ancillary contribution, there is also a critical edition of the previously unpublished tragedy of his Romancero.

The three volumes of ballads of Gabriel Lobo Lasso de la Vega:
Vol. 3: ROMANCERO Y TRAGEDIAS (1587)
0-7734-8627-5 [CESAB 3] NYP

Vol. 4 : PRIMERA PARTE DEL MANOJUELO DE ROMANCES (1601)
0-7734-8629-1 [CESAB 4] NYP

Vol. 5 : SEGUNDA PARTE DEL MANOJUELO DE ROMANCES (1603)
0-7734-8631-3 [CESAB 5] NYP

Vol. 6: TRAGEDIA DE LA HONRA DE DIDO RESTAURADA (1587)
0-7734-8633-X [CESAB 6] NYP

Vol. 7: CRITICAL EDITION OF MS.3700 OF THE BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL OF MADRID (c. 1615-1620)
0-7734-8635-6 [CESAB 7] NYP

A note about Mellen's series subscription plan: Upon subscribing to this series [CESAB] these volumes will be available at $49.95/£29.95 per volume, a substantial savings over the average $99.95/£59.95 per volume, as each volume is expected to be between 400-500 pages.