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The English medieval minstrel /
John Southworth.
imprint
Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Wolfeboro, N.H., USA : Boydell Press, c1989.
description
xi, 191 p. : ill.
ISBN
0851155367 :
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imprint
Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Wolfeboro, N.H., USA : Boydell Press, c1989.
isbn
0851155367 :
local note
Copy 2 reproduced from digitized version.
catalogue key
513319
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
Main Description
Goes deeper than the history of a profession: it suggests a new way of looking at the exercise of power useful and rewarding. Eric Christiansen in the DAILY TELEGRAPH Originally the word 'minstrel' meant 'little servant to the king'and the crux of the profession was versatility musical skills were never enough in themselves. Fools, acrobats, singers, conjurors and puppeteers, this is the first book to tell the whole of the minstrels' story and put it into a developing historical perspective.
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As a popular history (it) has considerable merits and offers a number of interesting suggestions. SPECULUM
Main Description
Goes deeper than the history of a profession: it suggests a new way of looking at the exercise of power useful and rewarding.' Eric Christiansen in the DAILY TELEGRAPHOriginally the word minstrel' meant little servant to the king'and the crux of the profession was versatility musical skills were never enough in themselves. Fools, acrobats, singers, conjurors and puppeteers, this is the first book to tell the whole of the minstrels' story and put it into a developing historical perspective.

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