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Der Winterteil Margit Brand

Der Winterteil

Margit Brand

Published January 1st 2004
ISBN : 9783110911756
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658 pages
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The prose legendry -Lives of the Saints- written in the Dominican monastery in Nuremberg around 1400 was the most widely disseminated vernacular legendry of the European Middle Ages. It has been handed down in almost 200 manuscripts and 33 UpperMoreThe prose legendry -Lives of the Saints- written in the Dominican monastery in Nuremberg around 1400 was the most widely disseminated vernacular legendry of the European Middle Ages. It has been handed down in almost 200 manuscripts and 33 Upper German and 8 Low German printed editions and was disseminated all over German-speaking Europe and in the Netherlands and Scandinavia. The work is a major exception among German legendries in that it does not derive primarily from Latin sources but almost exclusively from German verse and prose legends (-Passional-, -Marterbuch-, Hartmann von Aues -Gregorius-, Ebernand von Erfurts -Heinrich und Kunigunde-, Reinbot von Durnes -Georg- etc.). Its status was that of the major vernacular hagiographic source (for the Mastersingers, Jakob Mennel etc. as well as for artists) and its popularity made it a target for one of Luthers lampoons in 1535. This second and last volume includes an index of persons and places.