Late-Medieval German Women's Poetry: Secular and Religious Songs - Library of Medieval Women (Paperback)Albrecht Classen (translator)
Paperback 164 Pages / Published: 15/03/2012
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Although there were a number of outstanding women writers of the late middle ages, it was not thought that women composed lyric poetry. Classen proves this to be a misconception, presenting here a selection of secular love songs and religious hymns composed by fifteenth- and sixteenth-century German women poets, translated for the first time. Many seem to have left their works anonymously, or hid their names using acrostics; in these and other cases, Classen has identified a considerable corpus of writing which now fills the gap previously supposed to exist in the history of medieval and early-modern German women's poetry. Dr Albrecht Classen is University Distinguished Professor and Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of German Studies, University of Arizona
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 164
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 9 mm
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