xv), the heroine of Hartmann's other romance, Erec (the Middle High German
of the text he cites has only diu schoenste maget).
Schultz helpfully provides both the Middle High German
and an English translation for all his quotations, but one still wishes for notes at the bottom of the page.
As Raffel explains in his excellent and admirably lucid notes, the prosody of Middle High German
depends for its effects on a wealth of case endings which had been all but lost in English already by Chaucer's time.
A mangle, a machine with rollers for pressing the water out of laundry, comes from the Dutch word mangel via High German and Middle High German
and originally from Latin manganum from the Greek manganon 'a pulley block.
While some of the Latin passages and all the Old Provencal ones are translated into German, the texts in Old French, Middle High German
, and early modern German are not translated, excluding the generalist audience that would otherwise be well served by the synthetic character of the book.
Indeed, the fish's Middle High German
name Bars also means something like "the spiny one" because of its prickly fins and gills.
The section of Middle High German
(chapters 88-98) is now expanded by an informative account by Wegera (pp.
It is, as is to be expected, scholarly and erudite, at times verging on the pedantic; its expansive and detailed plot summaries are overwhelming; the legal machinations can be tedious; and the host of quotations in English, Middle High German
, Greek, Latin, French, and Icelandic may be daunting for someone who has not mastered at least a few of these tongues.
German and the Low Countries: Middle High German
, Late Medieval German and New High German, German Latin, Flemish (Dutch) and Netherlands Latin
Murdoch, `Sethites and Cainites: Narrative Problems in the Early Middle High German
Genesis Poems', in A.
Hans Fromm reviews editions of Middle High German
texts and textual criticism.
Middle High German
Maren become not carnivalesque celebrations of `raw sex' to courtly literature's `cooked love', but an insight into the tensions of marriage itself.