History as Literature
German World Chronicles of the Thirteenth Century in Verse, Excerpts from: Rudolf von Ems, Weltchronik, The Christherre-Chronik, Jans Enikel, Weltchronik
Edited 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. These three works are close in language, in date, and in conception, yet they also differ significantly, representing the perspectives of three distinct sections of medieval society: courtly, monastic, and urban. The excerpts have been chosen from the beginning of Rudolf's chronicle, the middle of the Christherre-Chronik and the end of Enikel, so that taken together they give something of an impression of the chroniclers' arrangement of material in a continuum from the beginning to the end of history.
Introduction Bibliography Texts and Translations Weltchronik, Rudolf von Ems Christherre-Chronik Weltchronik, Jans Enikel Notes
Born in Glasgow in 1961, Graeme Dunphy studied German at Stirling 1979-84 and Hebrew and Old Testament at St Andrews 1984-87. He recieved his doctorate in Medieval German Literature in 1998. Before entering university teaching, he worked for the Church of Scotland from 1987 until 1993. He then lectured in English and German at the University of Regensburg for twenty years, and at the same time taught with the Open University and the University of London (open access programme). Since September 2013 he has been Professor of Translation at the University of Applied Sciences of Wurzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany.
New Titles List
R Graeme Dunphy
TEAMS Medieval German Texts in Bilingual Editions
- Ava's New Testament Narratives - When the Old Law Passed Away
- Der Welsche Gast (The Italian Guest)
- History as Literature - German World Chronicles of the Thirteenth Century in Verse, Excerpts from: Rudolf von Ems, Weltchronik, The Christherre-Chronik, Jans Enikel, Weltchronik
- Ladies, Whores, and Holy Women - A Sourcebook in Courtly, Religious, and Urban Cultures of Late Medieval Germany
- Neidhart - Selected Songs from the Riedegg Manuscript: Berlin, Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz, mgf 1062
- Sovereignty and Salvation in the Vernacular, 1050-1150 - Das Ezzolied, Das Annolied, Die Kaiserchronik, vv. 247-667, Das Lob Salomons, Historia Judith