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Middle High German, ca. 1050-1450/1500

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  • Körper, Gehirne, Geneby Anna Alissa Ertel

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    German poetry of the 1990s is characterized by an intenseexamination of its relationshipwith the sciences. This book focuses on the works of the authors Durs Grünbein and Ulrike Draesner, two of the most important contemporary German poets, who increasingly take up scientific questions and motifs in their poems and essayistic texts on the nature and... more...

  • Der 'Wigalois' Wirnts von Grafenbergby Christoph Fasbender

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 322.00

    This is the first introduction in German to the Wigalois by Wirnt von Grafenberg, written around 1200. The introduction is written for the general reader, with a target readership both of students of medieval German literature and of a wider audience of those seeking an initial approach to the text. Each section of the romance is summarized exactly,... more...

  • Lanzeletby Ulrich von Zatzikhoven; Florian Kragl

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 629.00

    Lanzelet is an enigmatic piece of Arthurian literature. Composed soon after 1194, it is the second German Arthurian romance. It was based on a French model, now lost, which could have been part of an "old" hardly accessible Arthurian tradition, so that Lanzelet is a key text in the early history of Arthurian romance. In addition, however, its fascinating... more...

  • Das poetische Werkby Oswald von Wolkenstein; Wernfried Hofmeister

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 350.00

    This new complete translation of the over 130 songs and poems of Oswald von Wolkenstein (ca. 1377?1445) stays close to the original text and is philologically oriented. It replaces the previous publication in 1989 by the same editor which has been out of print for many years. All of the many bibliographical references have been updated for the new... more...

  • Parzivalby Wolfram Eschenbach; A. Hatto

    Penguin Books Ltd 1980; Not Available

    Composed in the early thirteenth century, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is the re-creation and completion of the story left unfinished by its initiator Chrétien de Troyes. It follows Parzival from his boyhood and career as a knight in the court of King Arthur to his ultimate achievement as King of the Temple of the Grail, which Wolfram describes... more...

  • Figuren des Messianischen in Schriften deutsch-jüdischer Intellektueller 1900-1933by Elke Dubbels

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 140.00

    This study investigates the function of the recourse to the messianic tradition of Judaism among German-Jewish intellectuals between 1900 and 1933 (Benjamin, Bloch, Broch, Buber, Landauer, Rosenzweig, Scholem). Messianic figures of thought play an important role in the Jewish discourse of identity. Moreover, they are used productively in the creation... more...

  • Festival and Fiction in Heinrich Wittenwiler's 'Ring'by Rolf R. Mueller

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1977; US$ 158.00

    This volume investigates Heinrich Wittenwiler?s famous poem Ring. Main focus is the relation of the narrative to the traditional topoi of marriage, folly, and play. more...

  • Alpharts Tod. Dietrich und Wenezlanby Elisabeth Lienert; Viola Meyer

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 98.00

    This is the third of the new Bremen editions of heroic epics related to Dietrich von Bern. The texts of ?Alpharts Tod? (late 13th century) and ?Dietrich und Wenezlan? (13th century) are given in a form that reflects the course of their transmission. Modern punctuation has been added. ?Alpharts Tod? centres on the killing of Dietrich's follower Alphart... more...

  • Würde im Widerspruchby Saskia Schreuder

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 133.00

    Jewish literature blossomed in Germany during the years 1933 to 1938. It was tolerated by the National Socialists and served German Jews as a means of self-ascertion and frequently also provided guidelines. With reference to narrative literature, the study provides both a general outline and an analysis of individual works, thus delineating more clearly... more...