Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Gott Und Tod. Tod Und Sterben in der Höfischen Kultur Des Mittelalters

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Gott Und Tod. Tod Und Sterben in der Höfischen Kultur Des Mittelalters

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Gott und Tod. Tod und Sterben in der höfischen Kultur des Mittelalters, ed. Susanne Knaeble, Silvian Wagner, and Viola Wittmann, bayreuther forum: Transit 10 (Berlin: LIT, 201 1). 236 pp. ISBN 978-3-643-10868-5. euro49.90. The volume assembles eighteen essays on death and dying in Middle High German courdy literature, mosdy from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries ('Minnesang', Wolfram's Partiva/, Wolfram's Willehalm, Alpharts Tod, Nibelungenlied, Rolandslied, Helmbrecht, Veldeke's Eneasroman, the Prosakaiserchronik, 'Märendichtung'), together with one or two that are related in theme, but do not fit exacdy into the frame (the Zimmersche Chronik, women and their confessors - Elisabeth of Schönau, Elisabeth of Thuringia, Dorothy of Montau - and two articles on the iconography of death). …

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