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  • Der Briefwechsel zwischen Sigmund von Birken und Johann Michael Dilherr, Daniel Wülfer und Caspar von Lilienby Almut Laufhütte; Hartmut Laufhütte; Ralf Schuster

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 307.00

    Sigmund von Birken?s well-documented correspondence with the Nuremberg scholars Dilherr and Wülfer as well as with Lilien, a theologian from Bayreuth, are major sources for the biographies and literary histories of all four authors and for understanding the social and literary networks of the era. Von Birken?s correspondence with Lilien... more...

  • The Forest in Medieval German Literatureby Albrecht Classen

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    The Forest in Medieval German Literature analyzes the topic of the ?forest? through some of the best and lesser known examples of medieval German literature, approaching them through modern ecocritical issues that are paired with premodern perspectives. This study allows us to understand how much medieval concepts of the forest can aid in a better... more...

  • Zwischen Heilsgeschichte und säkularer Jurisprudenzby Oliver Bach

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 162.67

    This study tries to situate Andreas Gryphius?s political tragedies in the context of contemporary theories of law and government. In his dramatic engagement with the raison d?état and natural law, Gryphius expressed his personal views about issues of sovereignty and the right of resistance, which differed from the ideas of his contemporaries... more...

  • Birken-Wälderby Klaus Garber; Christoph Hendel; Hartmut Laufhütte

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 391.00

    This volume presents 430 poems and poem groups written by Sigmund von Birken, typically on commission, for bourgeois patrons and members of the city of Nuremberg?s patrician class. The first subvolume contains the texts; the second subvolume the philological apparatus and commentaries. The book reveals the activity of a ?literary service... more...

  • Narration and Heroby Victor Millet; Heike Sahm

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 151.82

    The volume provides an overview of the origins of early medieval aristocratic literature. Although there are regional, linguistic and formal differences, one can observe a number of similarities. Oral literature disseminates a range of themes that are shared by narratives in most parts of the continent. The authors address these similarities... more...

  • Intermediales Erzählen im frühneuzeitlichen illustrierten Romanby Raphael Kuch

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 108.43

    Der Colmarer Literat, Meistersänger und Maler Jörg Wickram nutzt die bildliche Dimension seiner frühneuzeitlichen Romane als narratives Gestaltungsfeld. Auf Grundlage einer umfassenden Analyse der narrativen, para- und transtextuellen Struktur der Romane Ritter Galmy (1539), Gabriotto und Reinhart (1551), Knabenspiegel (1554) und... more...

  • Von Kriegß-Befelch und Ämpternby Hans Blosen; Harald Pors

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 130.13

    Diese Ausgabe enthält mit Leonhard Fronspergers systematischer Kriegsämter-Beschreibung in Versen mit Holzschnitten von Jost Amman ein so gut wie unbekanntes und bisher unediertes kulturhistorisches Denkmal des 16. Jahrhunderts. 1564 hatte der Frankfurter Verleger Sigmund Feyerabend Fronspergers Kriegsbuch in seinen Verlag übernommen und... more...

  • Die Braut des Königsby Rabea Kohnen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 130.13

    Middle High German ?courtship tales? combine a narrative model that recurs in many variations with different versions of the confrontation between Christians and Saracens. The present study analyzes the inter-religious issues exposed in this group of texts from the combined perspectives of narratology and cultural studies, and examines... more...

  • Johannes Bisselius: Deliciae Veris ? Frühlingsfreudenby Lutz Claren; Jost Eickmeyer; Wilhelm Kühlmann; Hermann Wiegand

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 184.37

    In 1638, the Jesuit, poet, preacher, and historian Johannes Bisselius (1601?1682) published the first volume of his seasonal poem Deliciae Veris, ?Pleasures of Spring?. The subtly composed, stylistically unique cycle is presented here for the first time in a modern edition with a German translation and insightful commentary, including... more...

  • Grenzen des Erzählensby Stefan Manns

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 130.13

    Georg Philipp Harsdörffers Anthologien "Der Grosse Schau-Platz jämmerlicher Mord-Geschichte" und "Der Grosse Schauplatz Lust- und Lehrreicher Geschichte" zählen zu den großen Erfolgen auf dem deutschen Buchmarkt der zweiten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts. Stefan Manns fragt nach den Gründen für diesen Erfolg und sucht sie in den Erzählstrukturen selbst:... more...