Catalogue


Essays on medieval German literature and iconography /
F. P. Pickering.
imprint
Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
description
xi, 228 p. : ill. --
ISBN
0521226279
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
isbn
0521226279
general note
"Publications of F. P. Pickering" : p. 226-228.
catalogue key
684299
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Description for Bookstore
This 1980 book contains a selection of twelve essays spanning the period 1953–77, three of which are translated. The essays in the volume concern medieval ideas of fate, fortune and history, and the persuasive influence of the Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius.
Main Description
In making this selection of twelve essays spanning the period 1953–77 for this 1980 volume, Professor Pickering bore in mind that many of his recent readers are not students of German, but of comparative literature, art, history or theology, and translated three of the twelve for the occasion. He grouped them according to their 'approach' and introduced each with reference to his other writings. The essays in the volume concern medieval ideas of fate, fortune and history, and the persuasive influence of the Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius. One essay in the selection invites further discussion of 'the Western image of Byzantium'. Of more exclusive interest to students of German are an essay on Goethe's use of emblem-book motifs and images in his idyll Alexis und Dora, and reflections on the academic study of German.
Main Description
In making this selection of twelve essays spanning the period 1953-77, Professor Pickering has borne in mind that many of his recent readers are not students of German, but of comparative literature, art, history or theology, and he has translated three of the twelve for the occasion. He has grouped them according to their 'approach' and introduced each with reference to his other writings.
Main Description
In making this selection of twelve essays spanning the period 1953'77, Professor Pickering has borne in mind that many of his recent readers are not students of German, but of comparative literature, art, history or theology, and he has translated three of the twelve for the occasion. He has grouped them according to their 'approach' and introduced each with reference to his other writings.
Table of Contents
Preface
Textual Studies: Iconographical Approaches
The gothic image of Christ. The sources of medieval representations of the crucifixion
Exegesis and imagination. A contribution to the study of Rupert of Deutz
Trinitas creator: word and image
Justus Lipsius' De Cruce libri tres (1593), or the historian's dilemma
Goethe's 'Alexis und Dora' (1796). An interpretation
Textual Studies: Historiographical Approaches
Notes on Fate and Fortune
The 'fortune' of Hartmann's Erec
Historical thought and moral codes in medieval epic
The Western image of Byzantium in the Middle Ages
Economies of history. What is fiction? Part III
On coming to terms with Curtius
University German and the syllabus of studies
Notes
Publications of F. P. Pickering
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem