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  • Violence in Courtly Medieval Literatureby Albrecht Classen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; 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$ 100.00

    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$ 110.00

    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$ 210.00

    The contributors to this new volume explore the wide gamut of characteristic features determining the rise of the city as a central living space since the high Middle Ages, and extend the investigation up to the eighteenth century. Historians, literary historians, and art historians reflect upon the meaning of urban space as it evolved since ca. 1200,... more...

  • Paracelsus im Kontext der Wissenschaften seiner Zeitby Albrecht Classen

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00

    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 with his... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 224.00

    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 gamut of significant... more...

  • Handbook of Medieval Studiesby Albrecht Classen

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 965.00

    This interdisciplinary handbook provides extensive information about research in medieval studies and its most important results over the last decades. The handbook is a reference work which enables the readers to quickly and purposely gain insight into the important research discussions and to inform themselves about the current status of research... more...

  • Sexual Violence and Rape in the Middle Agesby Albrecht Classen

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 147.00

    Contrary to modern assumptions, sexual violence and rape were treated as severe crimes in the Middle Ages. This book examines the testimony in medieval and early modern German literature and traces the discourse on both aspects from the twelfth through the sixteenth centuries. Most comments about rape come from male writers, and medieval literature... 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...