Essays on Medieval German Literature and Iconography

Essays on Medieval German Literature and Iconography

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This 1980 book contains a selection of twelve essays spanning the period 1953-1977, three of which are translated. The essays in the volume concern medieval ideas of fate, fortune and history, and the persuasive influence of the Consolation of Philosophy of writing dynastic history (Widukind for instance), a#39; or any poet retelling the tales of heroes of long ago, or indeed inventing adventures for a chosen hero - having decided, that is, in some way to mirror terrestrial history, is ex hypothesianbsp;...

Title:Essays on Medieval German Literature and Iconography
Author: F. P. Pickering
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1980-03-06

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