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Essays on Medieval German Literature and Iconography : Anglica Germanica Series 2 - F.P. Pickering

Essays on Medieval German Literature and Iconography

Anglica Germanica Series 2


Published: 29th March 2012
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In making this selection of twelve essays spanning the period 1953-1977 for this 1980 volume, Professor Pickering bore in mind that many of his recent readers are not students of German, but of comparative literature, art, history or theology, and translated three of the twelve for the occasion. He grouped them according to their 'approach' and introduced each with reference to his other writings. The essays in the volume concern medieval ideas of fate, fortune and history, and the persuasive influence of the Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius. One essay in the selection invites further discussion of 'the Western image of Byzantium'. Of more exclusive interest to students of German are an essay on Goethe's use of emblem-book motifs and images in his idyll Alexis und Dora, and reflections on the academic study of German.

Textual Studies: Iconographical Approaches
The gothic image of Christ. The sources of medieval representations of the crucifixion
Exegesis and imagination. A contribution to the study of Rupert of Deutz
Trinitas creator: word and image
Justus Lipsius' De Cruce libri tres (1593), or the historian's dilemma
Goethe's 'Alexis und Dora' (1796). An interpretation
Textual Studies: Historiographical Approaches
Notes on Fate and Fortune
The 'fortune' of Hartmann's Erec
Historical thought and moral codes in medieval epic
The Western image of Byzantium in the Middle Ages
Economies of history. What is fiction?
Syllabus Studies
On coming to terms with Curtius
University German and the syllabus of studies
Publications of F. P. Pickering
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ISBN: 9780521159340
ISBN-10: 0521159342
Series: Anglica Germanica Series 2
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 29th March 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.31