The Construction of Textual Authority in German Literature of the Medieval and Early Modern Periods

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-11-01
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr
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Current interest in the intersections of various kinds of discourse provides the basis for a fresh look at diverse textual strategies of cultural legitimation. This collection presents an introductory essay and eleven studies (written in English and German) that address claims to authority associated with differing kinds of texts from such varied perspectives as political performance, popular culture, history of science, interrelations between verbal texts and other arts, and artistic professionalism. Read together, these studies illuminate historical contingencies and reveal important changes in the "technologies of authority" from the twelfth through the eighteenth centuries.The contributors are Claire Baldwin, Thomas Cramer, Arthur Groos, Walter Haug, C. Stephen Jaeger, Jane O. Newman, James F. Poag, David Price, Rudiger Schnell, Lynne Tatlock, Horst Wenzel, and Gerhild Scholz Williams.

Table of Contents

James F. Poag
Claire Baldwin
Die Autoritat des Musters: Mittelalterliche Literature als Variationskunst und die Folgen Fur ihre Asthetik
Thomas Cramer
Wege der Befreiung von Autoritat: Von der fingierten Quelle zur gottlichen Inspiration
Walter Haug
Die Stimme und die Schrift: Autoritatskonstitution im Medienwechsel von der Mundlichkeit zur Schriftlichkeit
Horst Wenzel
The Text as a Symbol of Decadence
C. Stephen Jaeger
Von der Rede zur Schrift: Konstituierung von Autoritat in Predigt und Predigtuberlieferung
Rudiger Schnell
The City as Text: The Entry of Charles V into Nuremberg (1541)
Arthur Groos
The Reformation of the Bible and an Artist: Sacred Philology and Albrecht Durer
David Price
Invoking the Powers That Be: Types of Authority and the Production of the Theatrum de veneficis (1586)
Gerhild Scholz Williams
Citational Science: Textuality and the Authority of the ``Scientific Fact'' in Early Modern Central Europe (Lohenstein's Cleopatra,1680)
Jane O. Newman
Authority, Prestige, and Value: Professionalization in the Musicians' Novels of Wolfgang Caspar Printz and Johann Kuhnau
Lynne Tatlock
Authority and Interpretation in G. C. Lichtenberg's Commentaries on William Hogarth
Claire Baldwin
Index 279

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