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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2018, 3 (141), 696–700

UDK 801.82:[398.8:81’276.3]:091″16/17″

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2018.03.696

«…THE MIXTURE OF SPIRITUAL AND FRIVOLOUS SONGS» IN THE MANUSCRIPTS OF THE BAROQUE EPOCH

Maierchyk Mariia, Ph.D. in History, Senior Researcher
at the Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
The main editor of the scientific peer-reviewed journal
“Feminist Criticism: The Eastern European Journal of Feminist and Quir Studios.”
Deputy director of the Center for Cultural and Anthropological Studies.
Svobody Avenue 15, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine.
Contacts: mayerchykmaria@gmail.com

Abstrakt. This paper is an introductory review of the question discussed by historians of literature and culture since the 19th century, namely a presence of «bawdy» and «frivolous» songs next to spiritual texts in the early modern manuscripts. I argue for the necessity to historicize a concept of «bawdiness» and distinguish between modern (etic) and non-modern (emic) perception of «bawdy» songs in the Baroque epoch. This methodological move helps to provide a more nuanced understanding of the meanings and functions of these records. This approach facilitates developing a new perspective for the study of modernization in the sphere of language and intimacy.

Keywords: the 17th and 18th century manuscripts, baroque literature, modernization in the sphere of intimacy, «bawdy» songs.

Received 22.03.2018

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