Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Berner Parzival-Handschrift (Burgerbibliothek, Cod. AA 91): Mit Volltranskription Und Einer Einführung Von Michael Stolz

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Berner Parzival-Handschrift (Burgerbibliothek, Cod. AA 91): Mit Volltranskription Und Einer Einführung Von Michael Stolz

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Berner Partrival-Handschrift (Burgerbibliothek, Cod. AA 91): Mit Volltranskription und einer Einführung von Michael Stol ed. Parzival-Projekt Universität Bern ([Simbach am Inn]: Verlag Müller und Schindler, 2009). 1 DVD-ROM. ISBN 978-3-87560-031-5. euro39.90. System requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista or MacOS X, 265 MB RAM (512 MB recommended), 1024 X 768 monitor resolution (1280 X 1024 recommended). Reviewed using a MacBook Pro (2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4 GB RAM, MacOS 10.5.7). The latest dated manuscript (1467) of Wolfram von Eschenbach's Panrival documents the work's reception in a fifteenth-century urban context. Stolz's printed introduction is excellent and supplemented by a glossary for non-specialists; surprisingly, the section on Parival, surely of most interest to such readers, is sandwiched between technical codicological discussions. The package requires Firefox 3 or above (on Windows, Internet Explorer 5 or better can also be used), a third-party font, and the Flash Player. The first two had to be copied manually from the DVD, the third downloaded from the Adobe website; the need to copy software could prevent the DVD from functioning fully on shared machines. The user guide claims mat the package should theoretically work on Linux but is not guaranteed to do so, and a 'readme' document for die Macintosh is unreadable if double-clicked. …

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