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Medieval German literature [electronic resource] : a companion /
Marion E. Gibbs, Sidney M. Johnson.
New York : Garland Pub., 1997.
xiv, 457 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
0815314507 (acid-free paper)
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New York : Garland Pub., 1997.
0815314507 (acid-free paper)
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Appeared in Choice on 1998-04-01:
Gibbs begins during the time of Charlemagne in the 8th and 9th centuries with the earliest examples of German literature, and ends with Der Ackermann aus Bohmen, by Johannes von Saaz (Tepl) (1400), a work that has been considered a movement away from the Middle Ages into the beginnings of the European Renaissance. The introduction synopsizes the history of the German language. In covering the Old High German and Middle High German periods, the author includes chapters on post "classical" literature; literature of the late Middle Ages; the precourtly, the early courtly, and the classical courtly epics; heroic poetry; the lyric poetry known as the "Minnesang" medieval drama; and the authors of mysticism. The book contains good bibliographies for every period and is aimed at students taking courses in early German literature, and scholars in the field of medieval studies. All academic collections. A. R. Wedel University of Delaware
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'This is a handy reference work, written in a clear and highly readable style and based on a thorough familiarity with the material.' - The Medieval Review
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Medieval German Literature provides a comprehensive survey of this Germanic body of work from the eighth century through the early fifteenth century. The authors treat the large body of late-medieval lyric poetry in detail for the first time.
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Both reference work and general overview, this volume provides a comprehensive survey of medieval German literature from the 8th through the early 15th century. The authors concentrate on the works of the late 12th and early 13th centuries--a high peak of the literature--and examine late-medieval German lyric poetry in detail. Also inlcludes maps.
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Abbreviations Used in Bibliographies in Text
Old High German Literature 750-1050
Early Middle High German Literature
Middle High German Literature under the Hohenstaufens 1170-1273
The Medieval German Lyric
Post-"Classical" Literature
Literature of the Late Middle Ages: Innovations and Continuing Trends
Chronological Tables
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