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  • Dilectus ciborumby Werner Tietz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 64.24

    Das Essen wird in der römischen Literatur häufig als Symbol für nicht-kulinarische Sachverhalte verwendet. So repräsentiert die Erwähnung besonders zubereiteter Speisen gewisse Verhaltensweisen des Verzehrenden. Werner Tietz untersucht den Zeichencharakter von Essen in der römischen Gesellschaft und dessen Bedeutung für die soziale Kommunikation unter... more...

  • Humanism and Styleby Clarence H. Miller

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    Clarence Miller's Humanism and Style: Essays on Erasmus and Thomas More provides an illuminating and circumstantial engagement with the word of two great humanists. Miller's essays cover a complex terrain that includes the rhetorical functions of stylistic shifts, the deployment of proverbial wisdom, engagement with ancient texts in an early modern... more...

  • Mögliches, Unwahrscheinliches, Fabelhaftesby Alexander Markus Schilling

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 26.84

    <P>Zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts wurde durch keinen Geringeren als Johann Wolfgang von Goethe eine "Geschichte der drei Könige" (<EM>Historia trium regum</EM>) wieder entdeckt, die seither dem Karmelitermönch Johannes von Hildesheim (?1375) zugeschrieben wird und eine ? früh in zahllose Volkssprachen übersetzte ? literarische... more...

  • Ekkehardus poeta qui et doctusby Stefan Weber

    Traugott Bautz 2003; US$ 17.83

    Ekkehart IV. von St. Gallen (? um 1060) gehört zu den herausragenden Persönlichkeiten des mittelalterlichen St. Gallen. Das bedeutendste Werk des gelehrten Mönchs, der als Lehrer, Chronist und Dichter an diesem namhaften Ort wirkte, sind die "Casus sancti Galli" - eine Weiterführung der schon früher begonnenen St. Galler Klosterchronik. Weniger... more...

  • Lazarillo de Tormes (Primera y segunda partes)by Anónimo

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    The story opens with Lázaro introducing his family: his father has died and he lives with his mother, stepfather, who is black, and his mulatto brother. Soon after, the stepfather is also executed for stealing. Then Lázaro is in the service of a blind man who teaches him his wiles to help him survive. The blind man is cruel and whips Lázaro each day.... more...

  • Poetry and philosophy in the Middle Agesby J. Marenbon

    BRILL 2001; US$ 182.00

    This collection of essays, written to honour Professor Peter Dronke on his retirement, addresses the question of the relationship between poetry and philosophy in the Middle Ages. more...

  • Die Erfindung des Menschenby Karl A.E. Enenkel

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 293.00

    The work presents a comprehensive account of autobiographical writing in Early Modern Humanism. It deals in particular with autobiographical writings in Modern Latin from the 14th cent. until about 1600. The main authors are Petrarch, Alberti, Pius. II, Campano, Erasmus, Eobanus Hessus, Marullo, Cardano, Joseph Scaliger, Lipsius. The work... more...

  • Clerical Discourse and Lay Audience in Late Medieval Englandby Fiona Somerset

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 44.00

    This 1998 book investigates the politics of vernacular translation in late medieval England, with particular attention to Langland, Trevisa and Wyclif. more...

  • Selections from the 'Carmina Burana'by none

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 20.78

    This is a selection from the 13the century collection of secular latin poems. Some are serious (eg Crusade poems) but the majority are light, including many love poems. A number of items from the Carmina are well known as text for Carl Orff's 'Scenic Cantata'. more...

  • Sanctius' Theory of Languageby Manuel Breva-Claramonte

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 180.00

    This volume presents the main tenets of Sanctius? linguistic theory and explores the questions raised by Robin Lakoff in her 1969 review of the Grammaire générale et raisonnée (Port Royal) . Part I surveys earlier developments in the study of language, in particular the Graeco-Roman and Medieval traditions, the Renaissance period, and Judaeo-Arabic... more...