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Hymnes ecclésiastiques (1578)

Edited by Jean CÉARD, Franco GIACONE

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The orientalist Guy Lefèvre de la Boderie, who was long ignored or rather neglected, was also the author of several poetical works. His three main ones were published the same year in 1578. For some time now two of them have been available to modern readers. Here at last is the third one. Noting the huge success of the Huguenot Psalter, Guy wants to « go against the sirens’ deceptive song » by producing a French hymnal ; this involved translating a large amount of Christian hymns, a good number of which were already in the Breviary, together with many other ones capable of upholding the fervour of Catholic believers. So, while taking part in the strong revival of Christian hymnology that characterized the Renaissance, Guy wanted to put the numerous resources of French poetry at the disposal of hymnology and didn’t hesitate to experiment with new forms and metres. Moreover, convinced as he was of the persuasive power of « the sweetness of verse and song », he hopes that some clever musicians will devise a way of lending a soul to this poetry just as he gave it a body.


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Hymnes ecclésiastiques (1578)

Hymnes ecclésiastiques (1578)

The orientalist Guy Lefèvre de la Boderie, who was long ignored or rather neglected, was also the author of several poetical works. His three main ones were published the same year in 1578...

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Title Hymnes ecclésiastiques (1578)
Edition First Edition
Volume 626
By (author) Guy LE FÈVRE DE LA BODERIE
Edited by Jean CÉARD, Franco GIACONE
ISSN 0257-4063
Issue 1
Language Français
Publisher Droz
Title First Published 12/3/2013
Includes Index; Bibliography; Appendices
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-01701-5
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600017015
Reference no. 1-626
Publication Date 12/3/2013
Nb of pages 568
Illustrations 2 illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Dimensions 170 x 235 cm
Weight 1155 gr
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