Middle High German


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Middle High German

High German from about 1200 to about 1500
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There are three dimensions of heroes in Middle High German narratives: the hero of the epic, the "holy" hero of the hagiographies, and the hero of courtly literature who corresponds to the Arthurian knight.
He has tried to follow the original's form, rhyme, and meter as closely as is possible, given the linguistic gulf between modern English and Middle High German. As Raffel explains in his excellent and admirably lucid notes, the prosody of Middle High German depends for its effects on a wealth of case endings which had been all but lost in English already by Chaucer's time.
It is, as is to be expected, scholarly and erudite, at times verging on the pedantic; its expansive and detailed plot summaries are overwhelming; the legal machinations can be tedious; and the host of quotations in English, Middle High German, Greek, Latin, French, and Icelandic may be daunting for someone who has not mastered at least a few of these tongues.
Jutta Fliege makes a plausible case for an early fifteenth-century Latin manuscript of the legend of Zeno and of the three Magi (now at Dessau) being a translation into Latin, possibly done at Magdeburg, of lost German versions of this composite and fantastic tale which otherwise survives only in later Middle Dutch, Eastfalian, and Middle High German manuscripts.
German and the Low Countries: Middle High German, Late Medieval German and New High German, German Latin, Flemish (Dutch) and Netherlands Latin
Murdoch, `Sethites and Cainites: Narrative Problems in the Early Middle High German Genesis Poems', in A.
Middle High German Maren become not carnivalesque celebrations of `raw sex' to courtly literature's `cooked love', but an insight into the tensions of marriage itself.
Lawson), 'Middle High German' (Frank Tobin), 'Late Middle High German, Renaissance and Reformation' (Albrecht Classen), 'Baroque' (Judith Aikin), 'Enlightenment' (John Van Cleve), 'Storm and Stress' (Kim Vivian), 'Classicism' (Gabrielle Bersier), 'Romanticism' (Christopher R.
Medieval monks were also fond of acrostics, as were the poets of the Middle High German and Italian Renaissance periods.
For this purpose he spent two years learning Frisian, also acquiring Old and Middle English, Old and Middle High German, and Gothic.
The volume is well and smoothly translated and, despite Latin, Middle High German, and Medieval French, remarkably free of misprints.
My first reaction, upon noting its left and its wide, creamy margins and delicate pages of 1,473 them, filled with stately columns of poetry and prose in ancient Greek and Latin, Old English, Old French, Icelandic, Middle English, Middle High German, medieval Latin and Italian, ProvenCal, Portuguese and Spanish, followed by their translations-was that the book was so well crafted and so exceptional in its contents that it must surely be out of print.