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Middle High German, ca. 1050-1450/1500

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  • 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...

  • Körper, Gehirne, Geneby Anna Alissa Ertel

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00

    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...

  • Wiederholung und Variation als poetisches Prinzipby Susanne Flecken-Büttner

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    The high aesthetic appeal of Gottfried of Strasbourg?s Tristan is due to the diverse relationships of repetition and variation with which this medieval romance is organized on various levels and which create a unique sense of poetic beauty and density. The monograph shows how the impulses of perception, assessment and understanding emanating from these... more...

  • Der 'Wigalois' Wirnts von Grafenbergby Christoph Fasbender

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 350.00

    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$ 42.00

    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...

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

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    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...