Medieval German Texts Series

Medieval German Texts Series

Medieval German Texts in Bilingual Editions Series

The series is designed for classroom use in German and Medieval Studies as well as for the more advanced scholar in fields adjacent to that of German literature: the historian, Latinist, theologian, or romanist who wishes to extend her or his reading and research across those largely artificial borders that still divide medievalists unnecessarily.


Ladies, Whores, and Holy Women: A Sourcebook in Courtly, Religious, and Urban Cultures of Late Medieval Germany

introductions, translations, and notes by Ann Marie Rasmussen and Sarah Westphal-Wihl

“This sourcebook presents editions and translations of seven fourteenth- and fifteenth-century texts that advance our understanding of gender, sexuality, and class in the late medieval [German-speaking] world. ”—from the Introduction

Medieval German Texts in Bilingual Editions V
Copyright 2010, pp. viii + 158

ISBN 978-1-58044-151-3 (paperback) $15.00
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Der Welsche Gast (The Italian Guest)

Thomasin von Zirclaria
translated with introduction and notes by Marion Gibbs and Winder McConnell

[The work] betrays the heavy hand of the clerical moralist who moves from providing the younger members of his audience with a primer for proper social etiquette in his early verses to a meticulous analysis of what he clearly viewed as the appropriate ethical code for the nobility of his time, often presented against the backdrop of thundering condemnations of the state of contemporary affairs.
Medieval German Texts in Bilingual Editions IV
Copyright 2009, pp. x + 252

ISBN 978-1-58044-145-2 (paperback) $15.00
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History as Literature: German World Chronicles of the Thirteenth Century in Verse

introduction, translations, and notes by R. Graeme Dunphy

This volume presents excerpts and translations of three thirteenth-century South German verse chronicles: Rudolf von Ems’s Weltchronik, the anonymous Christherre-Chronik, and the Weltchronik of Jans Enikel.
Medieval German Texts in Bilingual Editions III
Copyright 2003, pp. vi + 188

ISBN 1-58044-042-8 (paperback) $11.00
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Ava’s New Testament Narratives: “When the Old Law Passed Away”

introduction, translations, and notes by James A. Rushing, Jr.

Ava is the first woman whose name we know who wrote in German. She wrote her poem—or poems—on the lives of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ sometime early in the twelfth century, no later than 1127.
Medieval German Texts in Bilingual Editions II
Copyright 2003, pp. viii + 236

ISBN 1-58044-037-1 (paperback) $12.00
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Sovereignty and Salvation in the Vernacular, 1050–1150

introduction, translations, and notes by James A. Schultz

Editions and translations of: Das Ezzolied (Ezzo’s Song); Das Annolied (Song of Anno); Die Kaiserchronik (Chronicle of the Emperors), vv. 247–667; Das Lob Salomons (In Praise of Solomon); and Historia Judith (The Story of Judith).
Medieval German Texts in Bilingual Editions I
Copyright 2000, pp. xii + 164

ISBN 1-58044-062-2 (paperback) $10.00
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