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  • 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 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...

  • Sexuality in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Timesby Albrecht Classen

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 193.77

    The aim of this English-language series on medieval studies is to establish a methodical, discerning connection between text analysis and cultural history.  The series addresses the fundamental cultural themes of the medieval world from the perspective of literary studies and the humanities. These fundamental themes are the culture-formative... 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...

  • Urban Space in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Ageby Albrecht Classen

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 183.00

    The aim of this English-language series on medieval studies is to establish a methodical, discerning connection between text analysis and cultural history.  The series addresses the fundamental cultural themes of the medieval world from the perspective of literary studies and the humanities. These fundamental themes are the culture-formative... more...

  • Paracelsus im Kontext der Wissenschaften seiner Zeitby Albrecht Classen

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 150.69

    This second volume of the ?Theophrastus Paracelsus Studies? presents a collection of papers by international scholars from a variety of disciplines. They illuminate the factors from the history of culture and mentality which were of significance for Paracelsus' work, and his comprehensive activity in religion, medicine and alchemy, together... more...

  • Laughter in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Timesby Albrecht Classen

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 193.77

    Despite popular opinions of the ?dark Middle Ages? and a ?gloomy early modern age?, many people laughed, smiled, giggled, chuckled, enternained and rediculed each other. This volume demonstrates how important laughter had been at times and how diverse the situations proved to be in which people laughed. The contributions examine a wide... more...

  • Handbook of Medieval Studiesby Albrecht Classen

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 774.20

    Dieses interdisziplinäre Handbuch informiert umfassend über die mediävistische Forschung der letzten Jahrzehnte und ihre wichtigsten Ergebnisse. Es stellt ein Referenzwerk dar, das es ermöglicht, sich rasch und gezielt in wichtige Forschungsdiskurse einzuarbeiten und den Stand der Forschung zu rezipieren. Das englischsprachige, von einem internationalen... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 172.23

    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... more...

  • Late-Medieval German Women's Poetryby Albrecht Classen

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 21.86

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