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Middle High German, ca. 1050-1450/1500

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Narrativische Perspektiven in Wolframs »Willehalm«by Christopher Young

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 133.00

    This study picks up current debates about perspective and meaning in Wolfram von Eschenbach's »Willehalm«. Adapting Mika Bal's model of narratology, it concentrates on two major complexes - characters and narrator - which it treats as fluid, intersecting entities. The former, uniquely for German narrative genres of the period, emerge as three-dimensional... more...

  • König Artus - Iwein - Der Löweby Herta Zutt

    De Gruyter 1979; US$ 133.00

    K Nig Artus - Iwein - Der L We: Die Bedeutung Des Gesprochenen Wortes in Hartmanns "Iwein". 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...

  • Mythos als Wissensformby Bent Gebert

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    Konrad von Würzburg?s ?Trojan War? pioneered a new pathway for vernacular mythography at the end of the 13th century. For the first time, this study systematically explores the poetic processes that effected this epistemic transformation in the narrative of myth. The author develops a model for analyzing the literary production of knowledge that is... more...