Different times same problems - the relevance of ballads in the present day /

This paper based on Scottish ballads, aims to paint a contrast between the ethos of the world from which the ballads sprang and that of the present day, which seems so far removed from it. Then it will consider three ballads that will show that the human situations, emotions and problems they reflec...

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Main Author: Douglas Sheila
Corporate Author: International Ballad Conference (31.) (2001) (Budapest)
Format: Book part
Published: 2002
Series:Szegedi vallási néprajzi könyvtár 10
Folk ballads, ethics, moral issues : [a Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Néprajzi Intézete és az Európai Folklór Intézet által Budapesten, 2001. ápr. 21-23. között rendezett konferencia anyaga] 10
Kulcsszavak:Népballada
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Online Access:http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/70290
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Summary:This paper based on Scottish ballads, aims to paint a contrast between the ethos of the world from which the ballads sprang and that of the present day, which seems so far removed from it. Then it will consider three ballads that will show that the human situations, emotions and problems they reflect, while they may be interpreted differently today, nevertheless show the unchanging character of human nature and the timelessness of the principles that help to resolve its problems. This along with the undying love of storytelling that is shared by people worldwide, suggests that ballads are as relevant today as when they were first sung. The three Scottish ballads I will consider are Alison Gross, Binnorie and The Bonnie Earl of Murray.
Physical Description:143-147
ISBN:963 05 7989 8
ISSN:1419-1288