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Middle High German, ca. 1050-1450/1500

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  • Empathie, Mitleid, Sympathieby Verena Barthel

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    Wolfram von Eschenbach's Willehalm is one of the most-discussed German poetic texts from the High Middle Ages. To date, researchers have been unable to agree how to read this text - as a plea for the ideology of the Crusades, for tolerance or even for humanity. The present study seeks new answers to these important questions by evaluating... more...

  • Parzival and Titurelby Wolfram von Eschenbach; Cyril Edwards; Richard Barber

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    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. more...

  • Der Ritterspiegelby Johannes Rothe; Christoph Huber; Pamela Kalning

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 252.00

    Johannes Rothe's Ritterspiegel [Mirror of Chivalry] with its 4108 verses is the most comprehensive medieval knightly primer in German. In all probability it was written for young nobles in the context of Rothe's work as school head in Eisenach from 1414. Apart from its significance for the history of literature as a didactic poem, the work... more...

  • Die Fassung *T des 'Parzival' Wolframs von Eschenbachby Robert Schöller

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 238.00

    Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is the most widespread medieval German courtly romance. Despite this, work on the history of the text and transmission of this important work has been sadly neglected. The present monograph attempts to determine the status of the transmission branch *T taking account of the present methodological discussion... more...

  • Wigamurby Nathanael Busch

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    With this publication, a critical edition of 'Wigamur', a 13th -century Arthurian romance is made available to a wider reading public for the first time. The edition provides a linguistically standardised text which has been cleared of obvious errors, and to which is appended a translation into Modern German and a textual commentary. In addition,... more...

  • Die 'Parzival'-Überlieferung am Ausgang des Manuskriptzeitaltersby Gabriel Viehhauser

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 238.00

    The outstanding literary significance of Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is due in no small part to the fact that this romance from the courtly golden age was still being repeatedly copied at the close of the Middle Ages and was even printed. The monograph examines four manuscripts and early prints from this time of transition in written... more...

  • Women without a Pastby Joanne Sayner

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 109.20

    Who remembers, and how? Debates about the role of memory as history – and of literature as memory – have increasingly come to fascinate those interested in how we look at our pasts as a means for understanding the present. Women without a Past ? brings together for the first time autobiographies written by seven women who experienced Nazism... more...

  • The Chronicle of Prussia by Nicolaus von Jeroschinby Dr Mary Fischer; Professor Malcolm Barber; Professor Peter W Edbury; Professor Bernard Hamilton; Professor Norman Housley; Professor Peter Jackson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    This is the first English translation of the 'Chronicle of Prussia', which was written by Nicolaus von Jeroschin, in middle German verse, during the period from 1330 to 1341. It is a history of the Teutonic Knights, encompassing the period between the foundation of the order, in 1190, and 1331. The translator's introduction sets the work in its historical... more...

  • Oswald von Wolkensteinby Ulrich Müller; Margarete Springeth

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 49.00

    Oswald von Wolkenstein (approx. 1376?1445) is one of the most important German-language Lied authors of the Middle Ages. In recent decades he has also become well known outside the academic community. This collective volume represents the current state of knowledge about this author and focuses on different aspects of his work ? not only... more...

  • Parzivalby Wolfram Eschenbach; A. Hatto

    Penguin Books Ltd 1980; US$ 14.65

    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...