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  • Platonicus amorby Achim Wurm

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 119.00

    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... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    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... 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$ 168.00

    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;... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    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... more...

  • Handschrift ? Texttypologie - Literaturgeschichteby Franz-Josef Holznagel

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 252.00

    Smaller Middle High German rhyming couplets represent significant innovations in the literature of the 13th century. Part I of this book develops a model for their typological understanding, part II covers the history of its reception and part III describes the poetics of an important part of the corpus, the so-called secular and spiritual "orations".... more...

  • Grenzen und Lizenzen höfischer Kommunikationby Werner Röcke; Hans Rudolf Velten

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 126.00

    this volume presents contributions about laughter and silence as special forms of court communication in medieval and early modern literature. Laughter and silence question what has been said or confirm it, frame or reflect it. This volume examines various dialogic strategies of laughter and silence; these range from court romances and heroic epics... more...

  • Althochdeutsche und altsächsische Literaturby Rolf Bergmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00

    This volume presents in alphabetical order revised articles on Old High German literature from the second edition of the lexicon of authors ( Medieval German Literature: Lexicon of Authors, 2 nd Edition, 1978?2008 ). A number of scholars involved in current research were chosen as editors. The work thus provides a coherent presentation... more...

  • Guiron le Courtoisby Venceslas Bubenicek

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 363.00

    The 13th-century prose novel Guiron le Courtois tells the story of the fathers of the Arthurian heroes. The third branch of the work that is presented here illustrates the development from the previous texts, Meliadus and Guiron, and offers valuable insights into the narrative techniques and literary tastes of the period around 1240.Prepared and presentedby... more...