Das Lateinische Lehrgedicht Im Mittelalter: Analyse Einer Gattung

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BRILL, 1997 - Foreign Language Study - 444 pages
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Over the past two thousand years the didactic poem has been a central genre in Latin literature. Although the existence of the genre is well-documented in Classical Antiquity and the post-Renaissance period, its development during the Middle Ages has never been properly assessed before. Professor Haye's book corrects this situation. The didactic poem flourished in the medieval period, and became the most important didactic tool in schools and universities. From the 12th century onwards it also became a model for the vernacular literature of Germany, England, France, and Italy. Apart from giving an overview of the genre in the Middle Ages, this book notes and evaluates many as yet unpublished poems. It also makes an important contribution to the methodological problems involved in the accurate description of a historical genre.
 

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Contents

Das Lehrgedicht in der Forschung
19
Die Mittelalterliche Gattungspoetik
39
Talia quis veterum sine prosa scripsit? Das Selbstverständnis
45
Literarische und reale
104
Themen und Titel Themen im Titel
132
Äußere und innere Form
168
Metrum und Rhythmus
216
Formen der Relativierung und Parodierung
224
Das Lehrgedicht im Vergleich Abgrenzungen
242
Die Überlieferungsträger
299
Konjunkturen einer Gattung
359
Bilanz
398
Index der zitierten Handschriften
427
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Thomas Haye (1966) is Professor of Middle- and Neolatin Philology at Kiel University. He has published extensively on the Latin literature of the Middle Ages and the sixteenth century, including a text edition of Johannes de Garlandia's "Compendium gramatice."

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