Explore the Palgrave Book Archives: Choose from over 10,000 eBooks, only 9.99 each! Browse now >>

The New Middle Ages

Vernacular and Latin Literary Discourses of the Muslim Other in Medieval Germany

Authors: Frakes, J.

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-11919-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-11087-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-29341-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Little attention has been focused the representation of Muslims in medieval Germany. Proceeding from a grounded use of contemporary cultural theory and close textual analysis, this study focuses Muslims in several core texts representing drama, epic, and lyric written by the most important writers of medieval Germany. Far from simply adding medieval Germany to the growing scholarly list of the 'pre-post-colonializing' European cultures, the study provides important new perspectives.

About the authors

JEROLD C. FRAKES Professor of English at SUNY Buffalo, USA. He is the author, editor, or translator of over ten books, including The Cultural Study of Yiddish in Early Modern Europe.

Reviews

"Frakes is to be congratulated on this wide-ranging, timely and insightful study of the discourse of the Muslim Other in Middle High German and Latin works of the Holy Roman Empire. Working in the mode of Wiethaus and Ebenbauer, Frakes marshals compelling evidence against those who would depict the twelfth century as a time of growing tolerance and cosmopolitanism towards non-Christian cultures. In joining a scholarly debate largely marked by medievalists talking past one another, Frakes study distinguishes itself by his willingness to meet difficult counter-arguments head-on. By subjecting the conventional wisdom of both sides to penetrating analysis, he not only challenges our understanding of Wolfram von Eschenbach, but also forces us to reflect upon the degree to which modern critical assumptions shape even the findings of medievalists claiming to study literature in its historical context. This metacritical aspect broadens the appeal of Frakes book to include not only scholars working with Middle High German classics, but also anyone interested in post-colonial theory, medieval Islamic studies, and theories of monstrosity." - David F. Tinsley, Distinguished Professor of German, University of Puget Sound


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Ludus as Prelude

    Frakes, Jerold C.

    Pages 1-9

  • Discourses of the Muslim Other

    Frakes, Jerold C.

    Pages 11-46

  • Muslims in Hrotsvit’s “Pelagius” and the Ludus de Antichristo

    Frakes, Jerold C.

    Pages 47-58

  • Mandatory Muslim Metamorphosis in Middle High German Epic

    Frakes, Jerold C.

    Pages 59-95

  • Wolfram von Eschenbach, Gyburc, and Tolerance

    Frakes, Jerold C.

    Pages 97-122

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-11919-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-11087-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-29341-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vernacular and Latin Literary Discourses of the Muslim Other in Medieval Germany
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Jerold C. Frakes
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11919-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230119192
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11087-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29341-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 233
Topics