The Beginnings of German Literature: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Old High German

The Beginnings of German Literature: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Old High German By Cyril Edwards, The Beginnings of German Literature Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Old High German For the German speaking peoples under the Carolingians c AD the dominant literary tongue was Latin the lingua franca of the Christian West Before the eighth century only isolated words leg
  • Title: The Beginnings of German Literature: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Old High German
  • Author: Cyril Edwards
  • ISBN: 9781571132352
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Beginnings of German Literature: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Old High German By Cyril Edwards, For the German speaking peoples under the Carolingians c AD 750 950 , the dominant literary tongue was Latin, the lingua franca of the Christian West Before the eighth century only isolated words, legal terms, and proper names from the vernacular dialects had found their way into manuscripts Cyril Edwards s collection of essays examines the breakthrough into literacy oFor the German speaking peoples under the Carolingians c AD 750 950 , the dominant literary tongue was Latin, the lingua franca of the Christian West Before the eighth century only isolated words, legal terms, and proper names from the vernacular dialects had found their way into manuscripts Cyril Edwards s collection of essays examines the breakthrough into literacy of the dialects known collectively as Old High German in the south and Old Saxon in the north In an introductory essay, Edwards surveys the recording and survival of the earliest continuous German texts This leads into seven essays, each inspired by a fresh look at the manuscripts Two are concerned with the Wessobrunn Prayer, the earliest religious poem in German A third looks at the destructive application of acids to medieval manuscripts in an attempt to read barely legible letters it concentrates upon the Hildebrandslied, the only surviving Old High German heroic lay, and the ninth century eschatalogical poem, the Muspilli Two studies are devoted to the Merseburg Charms, pagan survivals in a Christian manuscript, invoking gods familiar from the Old Norse pantheon A study of the earliest traces of the love lyric follows, poems that slipped through the net of censorship imposed by the Christian church A final essay is concerned with the Ossian of the period, an ingenious forgery that was a cause celebre in the nineteenth century, the Old High German Lullaby Cyril Edwards is a Lecturer in German at St Peter s College, Oxford, and an Honorary Research Fellow of University College London He has published numerous articles on medieval German literature and co edited a book on the medieval German lyric He is currecntly preparing a new translation of Wolfram von Eschenbach s Parzival and Titurel.
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    1. Another good Camden House collection of essays, this time on Old high German The Selection includes essays on the Wessobrunner Prayer, Merseburg Charms, the beginning of the Minnesang tradition and an interesting essay on the acid treatments used on the Hildebrandslied and Muspilli.


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