Czech Broadside Ballads as Text, Art, Song in Popular Culture, c.1600–1900
Czech Broadside Ballads as Text, Art, Song in Popular Culture, c.1600–1900
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1. Patricia Fumerton, Pavel Kosek, and Marie Hanzelková: The History and Reception of Czech Broadside Ballads within Local, Regional, and Global Contexts
Czech Broadside Ballads
General Overview
2. Ji.í Dufka: Broadside Ballads as Artefacts
3. Jakub Ivánek: The Czech Broadside Ballad in Its Historical, Social, and Literary Context
4. Jan Malura: The Origins of Czech Broadside Ballads in Sixteenth-Century News Leaflets
5. Michaela Soleiman pour Hashemi: Previous Research on Broadside Ballads, with a Particular Focus on Literary History
6. Ji.í Dufka, V.ra Frolcová, Markéta Holubová, Iva Byd.ovská, Jitka Machová, Hana Glombová, Romana Machá.ková: Three Collections of Czech Broadside Ballads: Creating, Organizing, and Providing Access
7. Hana Bo.ková: Finding Justice: Punishment in Broadside Ballads
8. Marie Hanzelková: Broadside Ballads and Religious Pilgrimage Songs: The Virgin Mary of Vranov
9. Markéta Holubová: Women in Broadside Ballads: Roles and Stereotypes
10. Maciej M.trak: Give the Devil His Due: Demons and Demonic Presence in Czech Broadside Ballads
11. Jana Poláková: Reality and Fiction in Broadside Ballads and Their Contemporary Reception: A Case Study
Musicology and Transmission
12. Kate.ina Smy.ková: Broadside Ballads as a Printed Medium and the Rise of Literacy
13. Tomá. Slavick.: Melodies of Czech Broadside Ballads in the Historical Contexts of Song Culture
14. V.ra Frolcová: The Melodies of Broadside Ballads and Pilgrimage Songs and the Many Media of the Song Tradition
15. Peter Czech Religious Broadside Ballads in Slovak Manuscript Hymnals of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century
16. Jana Pleskalová and Olga Navrátilová: The Language of Czech Popular Broadside Ballads: Revisiting the Low
17. Pavel Kosek, Veronika Bromová, Alena Andrlová Fidlerová, Dmitrij Timofejev: The Orthography of Czech Broadside Ballads from the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
The Wider Context
18. Patricia Fumerton: English “Heyday” Broadside Ballads
19. Piotr Grochowski: Broadside Ballads in Poland: Content, Forms, and Research Perspectives
20. Monika Szturcová: Czech-Polish Interrelations: The Example of Marian Songs in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
21. Kate.ina B.ezinová: Roaming Heroes and Their Ballads: Brazilian Cordel Narratives in the Context of the Global Broadside Ballad Tradition
List of Figures and Tables

Czech Broadside Ballads as Text, Art, Song in Popular Culture, c.1600–1900

This landmark collection makes a major contribution to the burgeoning field of broadside ballad study by investigating the hitherto unexplored treasure-trove of over 100,000 Central/Eastern European broadside ballads of the Czech Republic, from the 16th to the 19th century. Viewing Czech broadside ballads from an interdisciplinary perspective, we see them as unique and regional cultural phenomena: from their production and collecting processes to their musicology, linguistics, preservation, and more. At the same time, as contributors note, when viewed within a larger perspective—extending one’s gaze to take in ballad production in bordering lands (such as Germany, Poland, and Slovakia) and as far Northwest as Britain to as far Southwest as Brazil—we discover an international phenomenon at work. Czech printed ballads, we see, participated in a thriving popular culture of broadside ballads that spoke through text, art, and song to varied interests of the masses, especially the poor, worldwide.

Patricia Fumerton

Patricia Fumerton is distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California, and Director of the English Broadside Ballad Archive. She has edited nine collections of essays, and authored three monographs.

Pavel Kosek

Pavel Kosek is full Professor of Czech Language at the Department of Czech Language, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Czech Republic. He has co-edited four critical editions, three collections of essays, and authored two books.

Marie Hanzelková

Marie Hanzelková is assistant Professor at the Department of Czech Literature, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Czech. She has published several articles about Czech hymn-books from the sixteenth century.