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  • Neidhart und die Neidhart-Liederby Franz Viktor Spechtler; Margarete Springeth

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 210.00

    Along with Walther von der Vogelweide, the Minnesinger and poet Neidhart is regarded as one of the most original and influential song authors of the German Middle Ages. A rich lyrical oeuvre has been handed down to us in his name. This volume reviews the current state of research about the author, appraising his works from historical, literary, linguistic,... more...

  • Die Klageby Hartmann von Aue; Kurt Gärtner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 315.00

    Researchers have long awaited an edition of Hartmann von Aue?s Klage. Following an extensive introduction, this publication offers a critical edition and an apparatus. In addition, continuous explanations are inserted to facilitate understanding of the text and provide deeper insight into the unique features of the Middle High German. The edition includes... 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...

  • Paläographie und Handschriftenkunde für Germanistenby Karin Schneider

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 629.00

    This respected introductory work begins with an overview of script types, the historical evolution of writing, and the methods used in medieval German manuscriptology. Next, it illustrates the process of creating a codex. The final section describes how manuscripts were commissioned, previous ownership, and the later medieval history of... more...

  • Schreibende Frauen um 1500by Simone Mengis

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    The Dominican nuns of St. Katharina?s convent in Saint Gall dedicated themselves especially to their library and the production of manuscripts in the convent?s own scriptorium. Based on this exemplary case, the present study provides a comprehensive overview of monastic text production and gives important insights into the culture of medieval... 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. 2. Auflage 1978 - 2008). Als Bearbeiter wurden zahlreiche an der neueren Forschung beteiligte Wissenschaftler gewonnen. Das Werk... more...

  • The Book of Count Lucanor and Patronioby Juan Manuel; John E. Keller; L. Clark Keating

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Don Juan Manuel, nephew of King Alfonso X, The Wise, knew well the appeal of exempla (moralized tales), which he believed should entertain if they were to provide ways and means for solving life's problems. His fourteenth-century book, known as El Conde lucanor , is considered by many to be the purest Spanish prose before the immortal Don Quixote... more...

  • Pious Brief Narrative in Medieval Castilian and Galician Verseby John E. Keller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    "Brief narratives," or medieval precursors to the modern short story, are compositions couched in the form of a tale of reasonable short length. They began with writings in Latin and, eventually, made their way into the vernacular languages of Europe. They include the fable, the apologue, the exemplum, the saint's life, the miracle, the biography,... more...

  • Cultural Difference and Material Culture in Middle English Romanceby Dominique Battles

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book explores how the cultural distinctions and conflicts between Anglo-Saxons and Normans originating with the Norman Conquest of 1066 prevailed well into the fourteenth century and are manifest in a significant number of Middle English romances including King Horn , Havelok the Dane , Sir Orfeo , Sir Gawain and the Green Knight , and others.... more...

  • Revisiting the Poetic Eddaby Paul Acker; Carolyne Larrington

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Bringing alive the dramatic poems of Old Norse heroic legend, this new collection offers accessible, ground-breaking and inspiring essays which introduce and analyse the exciting legends of the two doomed Helgis and their valkyrie lovers; the dragon-slayer Sigurðr; Brynhildr the implacable shield-maiden; tragic Guðrún and her children; Attila the... more...