European history: medieval period, middle ages

Mystique, langage, image : Montrer l’invisible Mystik, Sprache, Bild. Die Visualisierung des Unsichtbaren

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The experience of transcendence, especially when it concerns the direct encounter with God, exceeds every human possibility of expression. Only pictorial expression is able to make visible, at least approximately, what is invisible to the human eye and the human …

Das Andachtsbüchlein aus der Sammlung Bouhier

(Montpellier, Bibliothèque Universitaire Historique de Médecine, H 396) Studie und kommentierte Edition

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This small-size manuscript, probably produced in the second quarter of the fourteenth century in eastern central Germany, is here studied in depth for the first time. The manuscript is without any known parallels as regards its structure: illustrated with coloured …

Giovanni Boccaccios ,De casibus virorum illustrium’ in Deutschland

Studien zur Überlieferung und Rezeption eines frühhumanistischen Werkes im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert

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Giovanni Boccaccio's 'De casibus virorum illustrium' - an early humanist collection of biographies of famous men and women of world history in Latin - was one of the most widely read works of the great Italian author throughout Europe in …

Jenseits der Dichotomie von Text und Bild

Verfahren der Veranschaulichung und Verlebendigung in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit

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This volume brings together the research findings of a DFG network of Germanists and art historians. The focus is on processes of visualisation and vivification in the sister arts of painting and poetry. For Christian-influenced pre-modern art production, it was …


Texte und Studien zur Poetologie des frühen Meistergesangs

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Only by the beginning of the 16th century, the „Meistergesang“ develops explicit poetics of rules. In the early anonymous “Meistergesang” of the 14th and 15th century, poetological contemplations are exclusively expressed by the singable scripts themselves. The present study edits …


Lettres, chiffres, notes et symboles au Moyen Âge

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Dedicated to the question of the sign, this volume brings together the three plenary lectures given by Daniel Heller-Roazen (Philosophy and Comparative Literature, Princeton), Michel Pastoureau (History and History of Art, EPHE Paris) and Susan Rankin (Musicology, Cambridge), at the …

Bücher und Identitäten

Literarische Reproduktionskulturen der Vormoderne. Überstorfer Colloquium 2016

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Das Format der Literatur, ihre materielle und mediale Erscheinung im handgeschriebenen Codex oder im gedruckten Buch, sind in den letzten Jahrzehnten zunehmend in den Fokus der mediävistischen Forschung gerückt. Der material turn in den Literaturwissenschaften bedeutete die Überwindung der Dichotomie …

Die Gebete Johanns von Neumarkt und die deutschsprachige Gebetbuchkultur des Spätmittelalters

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Johann von Neumarkt (ca. 1310-1380) created a corpus of German-language prayers that is reconstructed on the basis of the manuscript tradition. A stylistic study as well as detailed interpretations of the contents, taking into account the source material, outline the …

Persistenz und Rezeption

Weiterverwendung, Wiederverwendung und Neuinterpretation antiker Werke im Mittelalter

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The present volume is based on a colloquium held by two research centres of the Philosophical Faculty of Cologne University. i.e. the “Centre for Mediterranean Cultures (Zakmira)” and the “Centre for Medieval Studies”. The contributions by various authors from the …

Versteckt – Verirrt – Verschollen

Reisen und Nicht-Wissen

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Since the Early Modern Period, traveling becomes a central strategy enhancing knowledge. At the same time, travel seems to deliver a gateway for the incalculable and unfathomable. Contributions to this addition seek to explore how this type of non-knowledge appears …