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Title: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik, Band 70
Subtitle: Mit Einschluß/Special Issue Section: Sovereigns and Saints
Edited By: Guus Kroonen
Erika Langbroek
Arend Quak
Annelies Roeleveld
URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=ABAG+70
Series Title: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik 77
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Inhalt Paul Peterson: An Old Problem in Etymology Revisited: The Origin of Germanic Nouns with the Suffix –ster Roland Schuhmann: Eine Miszelle zum Giessener gotisch-lateinischen Bibelfragment Luca Panieri: Überlegungen zur nordischen Entwicklung von germ. */e1/ in Endsilbe Martin Hannes Graf und Michelle Waldispühl: Neues zu den Runeninschriften von Eichstetten, Schwangau, Steindorf und Neudingen-Baar II Diether Schürr: Sunufatarunga und die Erfindung des Hiltibrantliedes Marco Mostert: Communicating the Faith: the Circle of Boniface, Germanic Vernaculars, and Frisian and Saxon Converts Bernard Mees: Weaving Words. Law and Performance in Early Nordic Tradition Riemer Reinsma: French (or would-be French) Toponyms in the Netherlands Special Issue Section: Sovereigns and Saints. Narrative Modes of Constructing Rulership and Sainthood in Latin and German (Rhyme) Chronicles of the High and The Late Middle Ages Uta Goerlitz: Introduction: Cultural Integrative Figures at the Intersection of Rulership and Sainthood in Medieval Chronicles Andreas Hammer: Interferences between Hagiography and Historiography: Bishop Ulrich of Augsburg and Emperor Henry II Uta Goerlitz: Karl was ain wârer gotes wîgant. Problems of Interpreting the Figure of Charlemagne in the Early Middle High German Kaiserchronik Annette Güntzel: Godfrey of Bouillon: the Stylization of an Ideal Ruler in Universal Chronicles of the 12th and 13th Centuries Stephanie Seidl: Beyond all Logic? Narrative Relations between Secular Rule and Divine Grace in the Constantine Episode of Jans’s Weltchronik Besprechungen

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): French
German
Latin
Language Family(ies): Germanic
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ISBN-13: 9789042036529
Pages: 310
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