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  • Der Drache in der mittelalterlichen Literatur Europasby Timo Rebschloe

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 75.22

    Der Drache ist eine beliebte Figur der Literatur ? von der Antike bis heute. Er ist aber anscheinend auch ein Stereotyp: Er verkörpert bis heute das Böse, das Chaotische, das lebensfeindliche Prinzip und sogar den Teufel. Diese Arbeit fragt, welche Rolle speziell der mittelalterlichen Literatur bei der Deutung des Drachen zukommt. Unter Berücksichtigung... more...

  • Legends of Charlemagneby Thomas Bulfinch

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Travel back in time with this collection of fables and legends set in medieval France. Famed folklorist Thomas Bulfinch brings together a carefully curated compendium of stories that are sure to delight. A bevy of damsels in distress and courageous knights populate these pages in tales that veer from action-adventure to romance and back again. more...

  • It Happens at Comic-Conby Ben Bolling; Matthew J. Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    This collection of 13 new essays employs ethnographic methods to investigate San Diego's Comic-Con International, the largest annual celebration of the popular arts in North America. Working from a common grounding in fan studies, these individual explorations examine a range of cultural practices at an event drawing crowds of nearly 125,000 each... more...

  • Studies on Byzantine Literature of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuriesby Alexander Kazhdan; Simon Franklin

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 37.00

    Histories of Byzantine literature tend to focus on the history of genres. The essays in this book challenge the traditional view. more...

  • A Companion to Alexander Literature in the Middle Agesby David Zuwiyya

    BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00

    Drawing on decades of research on Alexander literature from all over the world, this book is bound to become a medievalist's best companion. It studies Alexander romances from the East and the West in literary form and content. more...

  • Historische und religiöse Erzählungenby Fritz Peter Knapp; Geert Henricus Marie Claassens; Hartmut Kugler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 238.00

    GLMF IV is devoted to historical and religious narratives of various origins adapted from the French, including German and Dutch historical epics based on ancient romances about Alexander, Aeneas, Troy (Part A), the historical epic based on Chansons de geste in five epic cycles (Part B), and shorter German religious narratives, such as Hartmann's "Gregorius"... more...

  • Das europäische Mittelalter im Spannungsbogen des Vergleichsby Michael Borgolte

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 70.00

    Marc Blochs Plädoyer von 1927 für eine vergleichende Geschichte des europäischen Mittelalters war zwar unter seinen Schülern und Enkelschülern nie ganz in Vergessenheit geraten. Doch offenkundig mußte erst die westöstliche Spaltung des Kontinents im Kalten Krieg überwunden werden, damit neue, konzentrierte Anläufe zur Realisierung des umstürzenden... more...

  • Meisterschaft im Prozessby Franziska Wenzel

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 179.00

    Die Wertschätzung des mittelalterlichen Textes an seinem historischen Ort, den Handschriften, steigt beständig. Der Ton als textuelle Form eigenen Rechts avanciert mit diesem Buch das erste Mal zum analytischen Gegenstand, und zwar auf der Basis eines Textabdrucks des Langen Tons aller vier Hauptüberlieferungszeugen. Da die Sortierung von Strophen... more...

  • The Choke Artistby David Yoo

    Grand Central Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    In this brutally honest collection of often cringe-inducing episodes, David Yoo perfectly captures the cycle of failure and fear from childhood through adulthood. Whether he's wearing four layers of clothing to artificially beef up his slim frame, routinely testing highlighters against his forearm to see if he indeed has yellow skin, or preemptively... more...

  • Medieval Oral Literatureby Karl Reichl

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 224.00

    Although problems of orality have been much discussed by medievalists, there is to date no comprehensive handbook on this topic. In ?Medieval Oral Literature? in the ?De Gruyter Lexikon? series, an international team of scholars has provided an in-depth discussion both of theoretical issues and various poetic traditions and genres. In addition to the... more...