A Companion to Middle High German Literature to the 14th by Francis Gentry

By Francis Gentry

This quantity is a consultant to medieval German literature from its beginnings within the 8th century to the fourteenth century. it's going to escort the encouraged pupil and colleague with curiosity within the ecu heart a while yet no services in older German languages. The bankruptcy authors, all internationally-known students, got the liberty to rearrange their chapters as they felt well suited, together with the query of the terminus advert quem. Chapters deal both with a chronological interval, e.g. thirteenth century, or with particular genres, eg. drama. moreover, chapters either at the old epoch and at the improvement of the German language within the medieval interval were integrated. typically, ancient and cultural themes play a big function in each one bankruptcy.

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The Germanic peoples seemed to recognize their common linguistic stock since the word describing continental Germanic speech, German deutsch, Dutch duits, diets derive from the Germanic adjective *êeudisk- ‘of the people/folk’ from the noun *êeuƒò- ‘people, folk’ while non-Germanic speakers are often characterized with the cover term *walhisk- (from the Celtic tribe Volcae. Compare English Welsh, Dutch waals ‘Wallonian’ and German welschen ‘speak nonsense’). Archaeological discoveries provide clear evidence of the importance of Celtic material culture to that of the early continental Germanic tribes.

Gentry/f2/1-25 8/20/2002 10:50 AM Page 25     , . ‒.  25 Stock, Brian. 1983. The Implications of Literacy: Written Language and Models of Interpretation in the Eleventh and Twelfth Century. Princeton: Princeton UP. Tellenbach, Gerd. 1970. Church, State and Christian Society at the Time of the Investiture Contest. Trans. R. F. Bennett. Oxford: Blackwell. (Repr. ) Tierney, Brian. 1980. The Crisis of Church & State, 1050–1300: With Selected Documents. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Tincta > OHG tinkta ‘ink’). In other cases, a Latin word is translated into German, resulting in so-called ‘loan translations’ (MLat. misercors = OHG armaherz ‘merciful’, MLat. beneficium—OHG wolatàt ‘good deed’). Many of these loan translations result in Old High German terms that never reach general use (Lat. propheta = OHG forasago ‘prophet’, Lat. trinitas = OHG drìnissa ‘trinity’). The Irish mission of the seventh century and the Anglo-Saxon Gentry/f3/26-52 8/21/2002 10:48 AM Page 40 40  .

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