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Late-Medieval German Women's Poetry: Secular and Religious Songs
     

Late-Medieval German Women's Poetry: Secular and Religious Songs

by Albrecht Classen
 

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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

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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

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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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ISBN-13:
9781843842965
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Series:
Library of Medieval Women
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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