Late-Medieval German Women’s Poetry
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164 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

Series: Library of Medieval Women

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

Late-Medieval German Women's Poetry

Secular and Religious Songs

Translated by Albrecht Classen

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A considerable collection of German women's poetry in translation, results of ingenious archival research.
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 DistinguishedProfessor and Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of German Studies, University of Arizona

ALBRECHT CLASSEN is University Distinguished Professor of German Studies at the University of Arizona; he received the title of Grand Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Three Lions in 2017, in recognition of his outstanding service to German studies.

"An important contribution to the study of medieval and early modern German women's literature, and Classen's search for new female authors will certainly have an altering impact on the literary canon, serving as an inspiration to women's studies across interdisciplinary lines." THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

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Title Details

164 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

Series: Library of Medieval Women

Imprint: D.S.Brewer