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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

History as Literature
Paperback, 194 pages £15.50
Published: 2003
ISBN: 9781580440424
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Medieval German Texts in Bilingual Editions

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.

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 Paperback , 194 pages

BIC Code:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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