Literary studies: general

Conflicting Narratives: War, Trauma and Memory in Iraqi Culture

286 p., E-book
69.00 €
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This volume deals with the Iraqi cultural production under and after Baathist rule, a research field which, in comparison to Iraqi history and politics, has attracted relatively scant scholarly attention. The contributors depict the impact of dictatorship, sanctions, and successive …

Reading Across Modern Arabic Literature and Art

Three Case Studies: Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, Abd al-Rahman Munif, Etel Adnan

120 p., E-book
69.00 €
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Interrelations of literature and art, word and image, are manifold. However, they have remained largely unexplored when it comes to literature and art in the Arab world. This book aims at introducing interarts studies to Middle Eastern studies and, at …

Martyrdom in Literature

Visions of Death and Meaningful Suffering in Europe and the Middle East from Antiquity to Modernity

380 p., E-book
59.00 €
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This book aims to achieve a deeper understanding of the very human phenomenon of martyrdom by analysing in detail its highly varied re-enactments in European and Middle Eastern literatures. Despite its divergent historical, religious, philosophical or political circumstances, there does …

Die Gebete Johanns von Neumarkt und die deutschsprachige Gebetbuchkultur des Spätmittelalters

432 p., E-book
88.00 €
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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 …

Vita Salva

Carmina huius aevi Latina cum versione Germanica. Lateinische Gedichte, heute gedichtet und auch ins Deutsche übersetzt

112 p., E-book
15.90 €
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Das Buch enthält in lateinischer Sprache verfasste und ins Deutsche übersetzte Gedichte über Gegenstände aller Art, vom Lobgesang auf die Lerche oder die Heckenrose bis zu modernen Phänomenen wie dem Fußball und dem Minirock. Ihre formalen Modelle sind die Lieder …

Commitment and Beyond

Reflections on/of the Political in Arabic Literature since the 1940s

356 p., E-book
Open Access

This book is about relations between literature, society and politics in the Arab world. It is an attempt to come to terms with the changing conceptualizations of the political in Arabic literature in recent modern history. It examines historical and …


Das »Elsässische Trojabuch« und die gedruckten Trojakompilationen

360 p., E-book
110.00 €
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Troja galt im Mittelalter als die Idealstadt schlechthin. Daher spielte der Trojastoff in der mittelalterlichen deutschen Literatur eine wichtige Rolle. Im Mittelpunkt der Untersuchung „Trojasummen. Das ‚Elsässische Trojabuch’ und die gedruckten Trojakompilationen“ stehen die bislang nur wenig erforschten Druckfassungen des …

Thomas Murners 'Aeneis'-Übersetzung (1515)

Lateinisch-deutsche Edition und Untersuchungen

1533 p., E-book
198.00 €
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The first ever German translation of Virgil's 'Aeneid' is that of the Franciscan, doctor of theology, jurist and poeta laureatus Thomas Murner (1475-1537). Its cultural and literary historical significance is documented on the one hand by its affiliation to the …

Unterlaufenes Erzählen

Psychoanalytische Lektüren zum höfischen Roman

496 p., E-book
98.00 €
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The monograph examines four works from the Middle High German courtly literature (“Lanzelet” by Ulrich von Zatzikhoven, “Parzival” by Wolfram von Eschenbach, “Tristan” by Gottfried von Strassburg, and “Wigalois” by Wirnt von Grafenberg). Phenomena like ambiguities, vagueness, ruptures in coherence …

Amicus und Amelius im europäischen Mittelalter

Erzählen von Freundschaft im Kontext der Roland-Tradition. Texte und Untersuchungen

612 p., E-book
119.00 €
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For the Middle Ages Amicus and Amelius were the epitome of friendship. Narratives of the two friends however not only touch upon medieval ideals of friendship but also on conceptions of loyality within the Christian faith as well as on …