Academic journal article Medium Aevum

'Melerantz Von Frankreich'. der Meleranz Des Pleier. Nach der Karlsruher Handschrift. Edition - Untersuchungen - Stellenkommentar

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

'Melerantz Von Frankreich'. der Meleranz Des Pleier. Nach der Karlsruher Handschrift. Edition - Untersuchungen - Stellenkommentar

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'Melerantz von Frankreich'. Der Meleranz des Pleier. Nach der Karlsruher Handschrift. Edition - Untersuchungen - Stellenkommentar, ed. Markus Steffen, Texte des späten Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit 48 (Berlin: Erich Schmidt, 2011). Iv + 451 pp. ISBN 978-3503-12281-3. euro69.80. The post-classical Middle High German Arthurian romance Meleran^ by Der Pleier, generally dated to the period r.i 240/50-1 270/80, has hitherto been read in the normalized critical edition by Karl Bartsch of 1861 (reprint 1974), which was based on the unique Donaueschingen manuscript, now at Karlsruhe. Markus Steffen abandons any attempt at linguistic reconstruction and offers instead a diplomatic edition, rigorously preserving the graphic forms of the manuscript, which is written in the Swabian dialect and dates from 1480. He justifies this principle by reference to the significance of the scribe, Gabriel Undenast-Sattler of Pfullendorf, who is also known from copies of the Scbacb^abelbucbof Konrad von Ammenhausen, Hermann von Sachsenheim's Die Mörin, the Willebalm trilogy, Rudolf von Ems's Der gute Gerbard, and a collection of late medieval love narratives, and was employed as a professional scribe for Baron Johann Werner der Altere von Zimmern (r. …

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