The Resource Medieval listening and reading : the primary reception of German literature, 800-1300, D.H. Green

Medieval listening and reading : the primary reception of German literature, 800-1300, D.H. Green

Label
Medieval listening and reading : the primary reception of German literature, 800-1300
Title
Medieval listening and reading
Title remainder
the primary reception of German literature, 800-1300
Statement of responsibility
D.H. Green
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The opening chapters review previous scholarship and the introduction of writing into preliterate Germany. The core of the book presents lexical and non-lexical evidence for the different modes of reception, taken from the whole spectrum of genres, from dance songs to liturgy, from drama and heroic literature to the court narrative and lyric poetry. The social contexts of reception and the physical process of reading books are also considered. Two concluding chapters explore the literary and historical implications of the slow interpenetration of orality and literacy. There is a comprehensive bibliographical index of primary sources
  • This study brings recent scholarly debates on oral cultures and literate societies to bear on the earliest recorded literature in German (800-1300). It considers the criteria for assessing what works were destined for listeners, what examples anticipated readers, and how for both modes of reception could apply to one work, exploring the possible interplay between them
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
830.9/001
Index
index present
LC call number
PT183
LC item number
.G67 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Medieval listening and reading : the primary reception of German literature, 800-1300, D.H. Green
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 427-476) and indexes
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Contents
1. Orality and writing -- 2. The historical background -- 3. Criteria for reception by hearing -- 4. Survey of reception by hearing -- 5. Criteria for reception by reading -- 6. Survey of reception by reading -- 7. Criteria for the intermediate mode of reception -- 8. Survey of the intermediate mode of reception -- 9. Literacy, history and fiction -- 10. Recital and reading in their historical context -- Appendix. Middle High German 'lesen' = 'to narrate, recount, tell'
Control code
000010580095
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 483 p.
Isbn
9780521444934
Lccn
93033626
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.b25957272
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29026466
  • cbo0521444934

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