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

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

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

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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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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