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9783954902798

Kössinger, Norbert

Schriftrollen

Untersuchungen zu deutschsprachigen und mittelniederländischen Rotuli

2020
15.5 x 23.0 cm, 584 p., hard cover with dust jacket
119,00 €

ISBN: 9783954902798
Preface
Table of Contents
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Short Description

This book is the first to offer a thorough examination of German-language and Middle Dutch texts transmitted in the medium of the scroll. The study attempts to focus on rotuli as a European phenomenon, and presents commented editions and analyses of selected vernacular scrolls in 20 case studies. Finally, the conclusions are brought together as parameters of a theory of the medieval scroll.

Description

This book is the first to offer a thorough examination of German-language and Middle Dutch texts transmitted in the medium of the scroll. The study begins by delimiting its subject matter with regard to history of books, literary studies, and media theory. The second part attempts to organize the research field from a comparative point of view by giving a survey of known medieval scrolls and by focusing on rotuli as a European phenomenon. Subsequently, commented editions and analyses of selected vernacular scrolls are presented in 20 case studies, among them the ‚Mülinen‘ scroll, the ‚Muri Easter play‘, a ‚Dance of Death‘ scroll from Kleve, the lyric scrolls from Los Angeles, Basel, Königsberg, and Antwerpen, the so called ‚Regensburg love letter‘, and a series of prayer scrolls. On this basis, the study develops a typology of the scroll as a medium of transmission which shows the historical, spatial, medial, textual, and functional interconnections of this area of study. A final section brings together the conclusions as parameters of a theory of the medieval scroll.

Biographical Note

*1975 – 1994–2001 Studium der Germanistik, Nordistik und kath. Theologie in München und Pisa – 2006 Promotion an der LMU München – 2014 Habilitation an der Universität Wien – seit 2018 Professor für Ältere deutsche Literatur und Kultur an der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Forschungsschwerpunkte: Deutschsprachige Literatur des Mittelalters – Medien- und Überlieferungsgeschichte – Editionswissenschaft und -geschichte – Literatur und Religion – Wissenschaftsgeschichte der Germanistik

Keywords

Classic & pre-20th century poetry (23) || Cultural & media studies (262) || Cultural studies (244) || European history (185) || European history: medieval period, middle ages (152) || Germanistik (45) || History (777) || Literary studies: general (110) || Literatur (49) || Literature: history & criticism (159) || Mittelalter (254) || Poetry (49) || Schrift (34) || Schriftsprache (4) || Society & culture: general (354)