1: Text. 2: Erläuterungen, Übersetzungen und Verifizierungen mit einer Einleitung von Theodor Verweyen und Dieter Mertens
Julius Wilhelm Zincgref (1591?1635), the Heidelberg jurist, is considered in his century tohave beena master of the short literary form intended for edification purposes. The two-volume collection of his sayings, Der Teutschen scharpfsinnige kluge Sprüch [Wise and Witty German Sayings], published in 1626 and 1631, was particularly outstanding and influential. This is the first critical edition of this history and memorial book which was written in the spirit of a humanistic ‘light’ version of Calvinism. The accompanying commentary volume elucidates the factual content, origin and reception of the brief narratives and paratexts.
402 pages; ISBN 9783484971516
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Title: Apophthegmata teutsch
Author: Dieter Mertens; Werner Wilhelm Schnabel; Theodor Verweyen