Chanson
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1. Forms before the 16th century

Chanson (French; ‘song’) denotes the abundance of profane monophonic songs of thetroubadours and trouvères of the 13th century and the type of profane polyphonic song to French texts dating from the 14th to the 16th centuries. From the 17th century, chanson came to refer to simple, strophic …

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Schneider, Herbert, “Chanson”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 22 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017982>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907



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