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Vernacular and Latin Literary Discourses of the Muslim Other in Medieval Germany

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Little attention has been focused the representation of Muslims in medieval Germany. Proceeding from a grounded use of contemporary cultural theory and close textual analysis, this study focuses Muslims in several core texts representing drama, epic, and lyric written by the most important writers of medieval Germany. Far from simply adding medieval Germany to the growing scholarly list of the 'pre-post-colonializing' European cultures, the study provides important new perspectives.

"Frakes is to be congratulated on this wide-ranging, timely and insightful study of the discourse of the Muslim Other in Middle High German and Latin works of the Holy Roman Empire. Working in the mode of Wiethaus and Ebenbauer, Frakes marshals compelling evidence against those who would depict the twelfth century as a time of growing tolerance and cosmopolitanism towards non-Christian cultures. In joining a scholarly debate largely marked by medievalists talking past one another, Frakes study distinguishes itself by his willingness to meet difficult counter-arguments head-on. By subjecting the conventional wisdom of both sides to penetrating analysis, he not only challenges our understanding of Wolfram von Eschenbach, but also forces us to reflect upon the degree to which modern critical assumptions shape even the findings of medievalists claiming to study literature in its historical context. This metacritical aspect broadens the appeal of Frakes book to include not only scholars working with Middle High German classics, but also anyone interested in post-colonial theory, medieval Islamic studies, and theories of monstrosity." - David F. Tinsley, Distinguished Professor of German, University of Puget Sound



Auteur
JEROLD C. FRAKES Professor of English at SUNY Buffalo, USA. He is the author, editor, or translator of over ten books, including The Cultural Study of Yiddish in Early Modern Europe.

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Little attention has been focused the representation of Muslims in medieval Germany. Proceeding from a grounded use of contemporary cultural theory and close textual analysis, this study focuses Muslims in several core texts representing drama, epic, and lyric written by the most important writers of medieval Germany. Far from simply adding medieval Germany to the growing scholarly list of the 'pre-post-colonializing' European cultures, the study provides important new perspectives.



Contenu
Ludus as Prelude Discourses of the Muslim Other Muslims in Hrotsvit's 'Pelagius' and the Ludus de Antichristo Mandatory Muslim Metamorphosis in Crusader Epic Wolfram von Eschenbach, Gyburc, and Tolerance Walther von der Vogelweide, Crusader Lyric and the Discourse of the Other A Twelfth-Century Paradigm Shift?

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Titre: Vernacular and Latin Literary Discourses of the Muslim Other in Medieval Germany
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Code EAN: 9781349293414
ISBN: 1349293415
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Palgrave Macmillan US
nombre de pages: 252
Poids: 322g
Taille: H216mm x B140mm x T13mm
Année: 2011
Auflage: 1st ed. 2011

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