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Weissenburg

 

a city in Alsace, France, near which a battle was fought on Aug. 4, 1870, at the beginning of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71.

The French 2nd Infantry Division under the command of General Douay with a cavalry brigade firmly repelled the attacks of six divisions of the German Third Army of Prince Frederick Charles for seven hours and retreated only under threat of encirclement, after losing 2,300 men. The Germans lost more than 1,500 men. The Battle of Weissenburg showed the inadequacy of the offensive plans of the French command.

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While mention is made of the Heliand (255), no references are made of other material of a similar nature: Tatian's Diatesseron (first half ninth century), the Bible of Ebo of Rheims (written sometime between 816 and 835), the Evangelienbuch of Otfrid of Weissenburg (ca.
Stadtschreibers der Reichstadt Cron Weissenburg am Rhein" (from the Vorrede of Georg Friedrich Messerschmidt, Juramentorum Compendium [Strasbourg, 1630], 36).
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No nos queda ninguna duda de que el joven Nietzsche presintio este destino en el momento mismo en que hizo sus descubrimientos, ese joven Nietzsche, caviloso y amigo de enigmas, que, como enfermero en algun rincon de los Alpes, redactaba con pasion sus reflexiones sobre los griegos mientras los fuegos de las batallas de Weissenburg y Worth se expandian sobre Europa.
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Drawing primarily upon the copious traditions and charters of the Alsatian abbey of Weissenburg (Wissembourg), as well as local chronicles and hagiographical texts, Hummer fleshes out the intricate details of familial and dynastic politics of the monastery's patrons in the region, linking them to the ebb and flow of royal power and patronage under the Merovingian and Carolingian monarchs.
Even Otfrid from Weissenburg, the author of the famous Evangelienbuch, a gospel harmony considered to be the first substantial literary work in the German language, calls vernacular poems laicorum cantus obscenus ('obscene song of the laity'), and models his work on antique literature.