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Middle High German, ca. 1050-1450/1500

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  • Helden ohne Väterby Stephanie Schommers

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 21.44

    Hauptbeschreibung Helden wie Tristan, Parzival oder der Artus-Ritter Wigalois teilen ein dunkles Schicksal: Ihnen fehlt der Vater. In der Gesellschaft des Mittelalters ein herber Mangel, spielt doch der Mann als Familienoberhaupt und Erbnachfolger eine zentrale Rolle. Auch die Literatur jener Zeit misst der Vater-Sohn-Beziehung große Bedeutung zu.... more...

  • Einführung in das Nibelungenliedby Nine Miedema; Gunter E. Grimm; Klaus-Michael Bogdal

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 15.94

    Diese gelungene Einführung ermöglicht endlich ein umfassendes Verständnis des Nibelungenliedes. Sie bietet zum Einstieg eine kompakte Beschreibung der wesentlichen Inhalte und Personen und verortet das Werk in seiner Epoche. Anschließend werden die zentralen Fragen nach Autor, Überlieferung und Werkform beantwortet. Damit ist die Basis für die detaillierte... more...

  • Women Writers and National Identityby Stephanie Bird

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 34.00

    Bird offers an analysis of female identity and national identity in the works of three twentieth-century German-language women writers. more...

  • Titurelby Wolfram von Eschenbach; Helmut Brackert; Stephan Fuchs-Jolie

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 280.00

    'Titurel', a later offshoot of Wolfram von Eschenbach's 'Parzival', can be seen as one of the most enigmatic works in the history of German literature. With its highly complex form, the darkness of its language and imagery, and its fragmentary character, it is one of the most fascinating linguistic creations of the Middle Ages. This new edition, with... more...

  • Montierte Texte - hybride Heldenby Lydia Miklautsch

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 182.00

    Considered by researchers to be typical post-classical adaptations of medieval narratives and of lesser literary value, the poems about the Germanic hero Wolfdietrich are among the ?best sellers? of the Late Middle Ages. The author investigates the reasons for their success and reveals that the popularity of the texts lies in their unique mixture of... more...

  • Leiden lesenby Katharina Mertens Fleury

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 196.00

    This study isan analysis of the facets of compassion in Wolfram's Parzival, which was written at the beginning of the thirteenth century. In order to grasp the actual meaning of compassio during this time, the analysis of the epic poem is preceded by additional examples from the High Middle Ages. These examples consist of excerpts taken from clerical... more...

  • Der Marnerby Eva Willms

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 293.00

    The edition combines the texts by Der Marner, in his time a highly regarded representative of early Sangspruch poetry, translated and exhaustively commentated, with all documents referring to him and all the texts by 14th to 16th century poets - mostly anonymous - who composed new songs using his melodies and his verses with their own additions. Using... more...

  • Parzival and Titurelby Wolfram von Eschenbach; Richard Barber

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 8.99

    Parzival is the greatest of the medieval Grail romances. It tells of Parzival's growth from youthful folly to knighthood at the court of King Arthur, and of his quest for the Holy Grail. Cyril Edwards's fine translation also includes the fragments of Titurel, an elegiac offshoot of Parzival. - ;Vast in its scope, incomparably dense in its imagery,... more...

  • Ulrich von Liechtensteinby Sandra Linden; Christopher John Young

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 252.00

    Ulrich von Liechtenstein is the composer and author of numerous minne songs, writings on the theory of courtly love and a fictitious autobiography (as a servant of women). He is best known for his Frauendienst [?Ladies? Service?]. The compendium on Ulrich von Liechtenstein documents our present-day knowledge of the life, times and work of this interesting... more...

  • Die ?historische? Dietrichepikby Elisabeth Lienert

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    The so-called ?historical? Dietrich epics, the thirteenth-century Middle High German heroic epics dealing with Dietrich von Bern (Verona), the corresponding saga of the Ostrogoth king Theoderic the Great, tells of Dietrich?s warring conflicts with his uncle Ermanaric to gain the rule of Northern Italy. The monograph elucidates the text group (the flight... more...