Geistliche Literatur des spaten Mittelalters
[In German]

By Werner Williams-Krapp
April 2012
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.

ISBN: 9783161509711
327 pages

$197.50 Hardcover

During the 14th Century, especially the elitist, mystical 'discourse shapes the literature, it is understood that in the 15th Century followers of the so-called piety, theology is a huge, democratization 'of the verschriftlichten religious knowledge in motion that can also be seen as a response to a rapidly increasing literacy of the laity and the cheaper book production. This contributes significantly to the future success of the Reformation. Werner Williams introduces the essays collected here in central aspects of this development and its socio-historical conditions. He interprets and contextualizes important works of mystical literature and is the great importance of the reform movements of the Order of the 15th Century for the creation, reception and distribution of spiritual literature extensively analyzed various forms dar. Finally, the most popular narrative genre of the medieval legend of the saints.


Spatmittelalter, Humanismus, Reformation No. 64


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