Royal and princely courts in the late Middle Ages and Early Modern period did not only fill the roles of centers of government. The striving for a synthesis between power and the mind made courts into sites of art and literature, of instruction and education. Sons of nobles learned at court not only the use of weapons, but also reading, writing and arithmetic. Jousting gave young knights the opportunity to test their weapons skills and horsemanship. Moreover festivities were a part of court life, and feasts were celebrated extravagantly. Those nobles who lived as knights as well as the academically educated bourgeois used royal and princely courts as opportunities for assuring their professional careers and for social advancement. The reality of the social and ruling fabric of the court included in the late Middle Ages and Early Modern period some rough criticism from those eloquent contemporaries who branded the court as a morally corrupt place of vices. Church reformers brought the courtly lifestyle and the Christian ethic into irreconcilable contrast. How Enea Silvio Piccolimini, the humanist occupying the seat of St. Peter in Rome, and Ulrich von Hutten, the knightly poet, perceived, criticized and justified courtly life, is the subject of this book.
Hofkritik im Licht humanistischer Lebens- und Bildungsideale
ENEA SILVIO PICCOLOMINI, De miseriis curialium (1444), Über das Elend der Hofleute und VLRICHI DE HUTTEN, Equitis Germani Aula Dialogus (1518), Aula, eines deutschen Ritters Dialog über den Hof
Editionis et translationis textum paraverunt Klaus Schreiner, Ernst Wenzel
Bernd Roling, Freie Universität Berlin
In Physica Sacra, Bernd Roling explains how medieval and early modern commentators of the Bible were for centuries able to use the natural sciences to demonstrate the historicity of biblical miracles.
eingeleitet und herausgegeben von Bernd Schneider und Christina Meckelnborg
This edition offers a critical text of the Latin prose translation of the Odyssey of Homer, made in about 1462 by Francesco Griffolini at the behest of Pope Pius II. The comprehensive introduction provides information about the life and work of the author, examines his method of translation and ...
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Edition, translation and commentary by Jan Bloemendal, in cooperation with Edwin Rabbie
This is a new, critical edition (in two-volumes) of Gerardus Joannes Vossius' Latin Poeticae institutiones (1647), with a translation in English, an introduction, annotations and a commentary. In appendices the De artis poeticae natura ac constitutione and De imitatione are published, with a ...
Ritual Memory gives an analysis of the transforming functioning of liturgy in the transmission of extra-canonical (apocryphal) traditions, and offers a survey of medieval assessments of the concept ‘apocryphal’.
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Survey of neo-latin epic in France during the 16th and 17th centuries, more extensive than anything presented to date. Repertorium of more than 80 poems with detailed information on their contents and their authors. Development of the literary genre.
Carmen Cardelle de Hartmann
In this monograph the dialogue production between 1200 and 1400 is presented in a detailed repertory. Building on this material, the author describes four genres of dialogue (didactic, polemical, introspective and philosophical dialogues), locating them in the literary tradition.
Marek Thue Kretschmer
The Bamberg version of the Historia Romana represents a fascinating witness to the transition from Latin to vernacular literature, which the author relates to the intellectual and ideological milieu of the Ottonians. This book presents the first edition of the paraphrase contained in the ...
Edidit Marvin L. Colker
This book gathers, for the first time, all the extracts (often long) surviving from otherwise lost works of Elias of Thriplow, thirteenth century English schoolmaster. Texts include so-called Petronius Rediuiuus, a collection of stories and essays reflecting the language of spicy Petronius.
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