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  • Buchkultur im Mittelalterby Michael Stolz; Adrian Mettauer; Yvonne Dellsperger; André Schnyder

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 196.00

    This anthology describes the European book culture of premodern times with regard to the material publication of handwriting and early print, their contents and forms of use, as well as the preconceptions associated with them. The relationship to and differentiation from neighboring cultures, such as the Islamic world, are also taken into consideration. more...

  • Platonicus amorby Achim Wurm

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 112.00

    This analysis of the historical understanding of Marsilio Ficino?s commentary on Plato?s Symposium sets it in relationship to the philosophical interpretation of Eros in Plato and Plotinus, while at the same time providing a multi-faceted description of the place of Ficino?s philosophy in the intellectual and spiritual development of the Italian Renaissance.... more...

  • Riten, Gesten, Zeremonienby Edgar Bierende; Sven Bretfeld; Klaus Oschema

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    Ritualised action ? the use of gestures and ceremonial processes ? were a central means of creating and expressing social order in pre-modern societies in particular. The present volume is divided into the three core areas of liturgy, law and politics and presents an interdisciplinary view of selected aspects of the arrangement and effect of rituals.... more...

  • Expectations of Romanceby Melissa Furrow

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 90.00

    What did medieval readers think of romance? Their attitudes to it, and the implications for the genre, are explored in this provocative study. more...

  • Cross That Dante Bearsby Mary A Watt

    UPF 2005; US$ 44.95

    An outstanding, new, and thorough interpretation of the symbolism of the cross in Dante’s poetics. more...

  • Buchkultur und Wissensvermittlung in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeitby Andreas Gardt; Mireille Schnyder; Jürgen Wolf; Susanne Schul

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    Knowledge structuring and knowledge transfer are closely linked to the materiality and mediality of the book. The articles in this volume examine the phenomena of radical changes in the media from handwriting to printing to digital media; the history of books and libraries through historical perspectives of society, culture and ideas; the relationship... more...

  • Aus der Werkstatt Diebold Laubersby Christoph Fasbender; Claudia Kanz; Christoph Winterer

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    Diebold Lauber?s workshop in Hagenau produced hand-written illustrated texts in the first half of the 15th century. Up to now they have been studied mainly in relation to their serial production. They are thought to be ?nicely painted? but with the wording largely copied with little consideration of its content. The studies in this collection are therefore... more...

  • Schreibende Frauen um 1500by Simone Mengis

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    The Dominican nuns of St. Katharina's Convent in St. Gallen, that was never incorporated into the order, and who joined the reform of the order in the second half of the 15th century of their own spiritual accord, dedicated themselves especially to their library and the production of manuscripts in the convent's own scriptorium. Using this as an exemple,... more...

  • Althochdeutsche und altsächsische Literaturby Rolf Bergmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    Der Band enthält in alphabetischer Anordnung die neubearbeiteten Artikel zur Althochdeutschen Literatur aus der zweiten Auflage des Verfasser-Lexikons (Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters. Verfasserlexikon. Zweite Auflage 1978 bis 2008). Als Bearbeiter wurden zahlreiche an der neueren Forschung beteiligte Wissenschaftler gewonnen. Das Werk präsentiert... more...

  • Die Gestalt des Unsichtbarenby Katharina Silke Philipowski

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    How can one narrate intangible aspects of a character, such as a person's inner life? Often the concreteness that is lacking in the inner world is communicated through symbols or allegory. However, the models and concepts of scholastic anthropology were not universally applied in all the literature that focused inwards. This study seeks to explain... more...