Opitz's Anno : the middle high German "Annolied" in the 1639 edition of Martin Opitz

  • "[...] In 1639, Martin Opitz rescued for us the only complete surviving text of the Annolied (circa 1083), and now Graeme Dunphy has made available a reprint of the Opitz edition and with it Opitz’s prologue and notes, a new English translation, and the translator’s informative notes on the translation and on Opitz’s commentary. In his prologue Opitz expresses the purpose of the edition, which is to demonstrate that the German language was inherited by his contemporaries in an unbroken line from earliest times. This is a strikingly early formulation of the romantic thesis the Grimm brothers developed later. Thus by including Opitz’s prologue and notes on his sources and philological explanations, Dunphy gives us the essential tools to re-invigorate research in three areas: Opitz, who is too frequently thought of as a narrowly focused poeticist, the serious study of philology and history in the sixteenth century, and most importantly, the Annolied itself. [...]" Quelle: Maria Dobozy : http://www.iaslonline.de/index.php?vorgang_id=751

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Author:Raymond Graeme Dunphy
Parent Title (English):Scottish Papers in Germanic Studies ; 11
Publisher:Scottish Papers in Germanic Studies
Place of publication:Glasgow
Document Type:Book
Date of Publication (online):2011/08/31
Year of first Publication:2003
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2011/08/31
GND Keyword:Opitz, Martin; Annolied; Analyse; Übersetzung
Page Number:199
Last Page:189
Institutes:keine Angabe Fachbereich / Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
Germanistik / GindokWeimar
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht