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John the Evangelist and Medieval German Writing

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John the Evangelist is the focus of this spiritual and literary discussion in a range of Middle High German writings. These includ... Lire la suite
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Description

John the Evangelist is the focus of this spiritual and literary discussion in a range of Middle High German writings. These include sermons, devotional literature and narrative romance in verse and "Meisterlieder", the metrically intricate didactic poetry of the later part of the period.

Texte du rabat

Paying particular attention to the theme of "imitatio"--the extent to which the saint is presented as a suitable role-model for different categories of reader-- Annette Volfing reveals the considerable variations in the literary uses of the saint and visionary author John in different genres.



Résumé
The saint and visionary author John the Evangelist becomes the focus of spiritual and literary discussion in a great range of Middle High German writings, from sermons to verse romance. Examining the extent to which ordinary Christians might imitate him, this important study contributes to both our understanding of German literature and the history of Western spirituality.

Contenu

Abbreviations; Introduction; I: THE LATIN BACKGROUND; 1. The Biographical Tradition; 2. The Liturgy; II: DEVOTIONAL USES OF JOHN IN MIDDLE HIGH GERMAN; 3. Sermons; 4. Johannes-libelli; III: POETOLOGICAL USES OF JOHN IN MIDDLE HIGH GERMAN; 5. Biblical Narratives; 6. 'Meisterlieder'; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: John the Evangelist and Medieval German Writing
Sous-titre: Imitating the Inimitable
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780199246847
ISBN: 978-0-19-924684-7
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 284
Poids: 458g
Taille: H224mm x B145mm x T19mm
Année: 2001