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Interpreting Texts from the Middle Ages

The Ring of Words in Medieval Literature. Studies in German Language & Literature 14

Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Nov 1994
Dimensions: h 230mm
ISBN-10: 077349071X
ISBN-13: 9780773490710
Barcode No: 9780773490710
These 16 essays deal with many aspects of medieval literature: problems of Old Saxon, Old High German, Old English words, and Old Norse literature; devotional biography, hagiography, and autobiography; the reinterpretation of specific words from the courtly era; a manuscript in which the Hebrew alphabet is used to render a collection of randomly chosen Christian prayers; medieval descriptions of India; and a demonstration of how to compile an onomasiological index for a language period such as Early New High German.

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