Justice and the Social Context of Early Middle High German Literature
This book argues that far from preaching traditional, otherworldly ideals, the authors or these religious works were deeply engaged in the social, political, and spiritual issues that characterized the Holy Roman Empire at a time of radical transformation.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents Introduction: The Historical Context of Early Middle High German Literature 1. Early Middle High German Reht 2. Iustita and Ordo 3. The Practice of Justice 4. Conclusion Bibliography
Robert G. Sullivan teaches at the University of Massachusettes at Amherst.
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