Proverbs and Proverbial Expressions in the German Works of Martin Luther

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P. Lang, Jan 1, 1997 - Social Science - 236 pages

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Contents

Foreword
9
Preface
15
Luthers Native Interest in Proverbs
22
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Wolfgang Mieder is Professor of German and Folklore at the University of Vermont. He is an internationally recognized proverb scholar, the founding editor of Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship (since 1984), and the author of the two-volume International Bibliography of Paremiology and Phraseology (2009). His many books and articles deal with cultural, folkloristic, historical, literary, philological, and political topics. Among his books related to the present topic are The Politics of Proverbs: From Traditional Wisdom to Proverbial Stereotypes (1997), The Proverbial Abraham Lincoln (2000), «No Struggle, No Progress: Frederick Douglass and His Proverbial Rhetoric for Civil Rights (2001), «Call a Spade a Spade: From Classical Phrase to Racial Slur (2002), Proverbs: A Handbook (2004), «Proverbs Are the Best Policy: Folk Wisdom and American Politics (2005), and «Proverbs Speak Louder Than Words: Folk Wisdom in Art, Culture, Folklore, History, Literature, and Mass Media (2008).

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