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  • The Medieval Chastity Beltby Albrecht Classen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    The chastity belt is one of those objects people have commonly identified with the ?dark? Middle Ages. This book analyzes the origin of this myth and demonstrates how a convenient misconception, or rather contorted imagination, of an allegedly historical practice has led to profoundly erroneous interpretations of alleged control mechanisms used by... more...

  • The Poems of Oswald von Wolkensteinby Albrecht Classen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    This is the first complete English translation of Oswald von Wolkenstein's poems, regarded as lyric masterpieces of the late Middle Ages. more...

  • Religion und Gesundheitby Albrecht Classen

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    The contributors to this anthology present a fascinating spectrum of research, dealing partly with Theophrast von Hohenheim (Paracelsus) and partly with the scientific discourse on health and illness in general in the Early Modern Era in the context of religion and medicine. How did people view trained doctors, what did they think about the various... more...

  • Gutes Leben und guter Tod von der Spätantike bis zur Gegenwartby Albrecht Classen

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 196.00

    How did people in the early modern period deal with the question of how to lead a good life in order to also experience a good death? This discourse, deeply rooted in antiquity, continued during the Middle Ages, and then grew significantly in intensity in the 16th and 17th centuries, primarily as a result of the impact of the Protestant Reformation... more...

  • Late-Medieval German Women's Poetryby Albrecht Classen

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 60.00

    A considerable collection of German women's poetry in translation, results of ingenious archival research. more...

  • Early History of the Southwest through the Eyes of German-Speaking Jesuit Missionariesby Albrecht Classen

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99

    This book provides unique and lively, authentic, and source-based insights into the history, culture, geography, fauna, flora, geology, climate, and politics of eighteenth-century Sonora/Arizona, drawing from the fascinating first-hand accounts written by German speaking Jesuit missionaries. Transcultural experiences of extraordinary kinds dominate... more...

  • East Meets West in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Timesby Albrecht Classen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00

    This volume explores the often problematic, but also productive relationships between East and West during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age, focusing on literary and pragmatic texts, scientific exchanges, strategies to build bridges to the other culture, and on parallel cultural developments documenting contacts and communication between both... more...

  • Late-Medieval German Women's Poetryby Albrecht Classen

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 21.86

    Although there were a number of outstanding women writers of the late middle ages, it was not thought that women composed lyric poetry. Albrecht Classen's careful investigation of archival material, however, proves this to be a misconception, and in this volume he presents a selection of secular love songs and religious hymns composed by fifteenth-... more...

  • Violence in Medieval Courtly Literatureby Albrecht Classen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Although courtly literature is often associated with a chivalrous and idyllic life, the fifteen original essays in this collection demonstrate that the quest for love in the world of medieval courtly literature was underpinned by violence. Lovers were rejected, mistrust ruled, rape was a rampant problem, and marriage was often characterized by brutality.... more...

  • The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Agesby Albrecht Classen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The computer revolution is upon us. The future of books and of reading are debated. Will there be books in the next millennium? Will we still be reading? As uncertain as the answers to these questions might be, as clear is the message about the value of the book expressed by medieval writers. The contributors to the volume The Book and the Magic... more...