International Online Archive of the Pan-Hispanic Ballad
A Database of Ancient and Modern Oral Versions of Ballads
Unless otherwise stated, the ballads retrieved below have been collected directly from modern oral tradition. The order in which texts have been prepared and uploaded into the ballad database attempts to address from the outset the diverse interests of specialists and students of the Pan-Hispanic Ballad Tradition. In order to facilitate as wide a variety of synchronic and diachronic studies as possible, the user can choose between two primary forms of access to the texts:
- User-defined selection of the criteria to be used to retrieve individually configured subsets of the ballads from the database:
- The user selects from the options listed below to directly access one of several subsets of the data pre-classified on the basis of period, region, branch or language, theme and the availability of music (select from the list of radio buttons below).
(Please visit Acknowledgements, to view a list of collaborators who have generously contributed time and materials to significantly enhance the online, interactive Pan-Hispanic ballad archive. For more information on modern ballads, visit Samuel Armistead's online project Folk Literature of the Sephardic Jews.)