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By Francis Gentry

ISBN-10: 1417510552

ISBN-13: 9781417510559

ISBN-10: 9004120947

ISBN-13: 9789004120945

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 stimulated 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 excellent, 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. additionally, chapters either at the old epoch and at the improvement of the German language within the medieval interval were incorporated. generally, old and cultural themes play a massive position in each one bankruptcy.

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Nor was he able to acquire the imperial crown or establish a hereditary succession—something his descendants only in the fifteenth century would accomplish. Rudolf managed to revive central authority in Germany but revival of the imperial dignity would wait until the Luxemburger Henry VII in 1310. The years between Rudolf ’s death in 1291 and Henry’s election as king in 1308 were marked by internal struggle between Adolf of Nassau and Albrecht I, the son of Rudolf of Habsburg. Albrecht became king only because of the deposition of Adolf, whose policies had alienated them, by the same princes who had elected him in 1292.

The growing orthographic variation in the representation of unstressed vowels foreshadows the eventual reduction of all unstressed Old High German vowels to schwa in Middle High German. Given the fact that the majority of extant Old High German texts are either direct translations from Latin or original poetry, caution is prudent when drawing conclusions about the nature of Old High German syntax. Nonetheless, some clear developmental trends emerge Gentry/f3/26-52 8/21/2002 10:48 AM Page 39     39 form careful examination of the textual data.

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