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Elke Brüggen (ed.), Erzählen von Macht und Herrschaft. Die ‚Kaiserchronik‘ im Kontext zeitgenössischer Geschichtsschreibung und Geschichtsdichtung (Macht und Herrschaft 5), Göttingen 2019.

MH_005This volume contains contributions to the workshop of Elke Brüggen's sub-project that took place in October 2017.

 

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Recent research in the field of Middle High German literature has characterised the ‚Chronicle of the Emperors’, dating from the midst of the 12th century, as a very interesting experiment in narrating historical events. The volume at hand draws on these insights and at the same time rereads the text in a new context by looking at it from different European and Non-European disciplines. Current reflections on the genre status of the ‚Kaiserchronik’, on the presence and the functionalisation of Rome within the text and on the treatment of spatio-temporal phenomena are linked with observations on the perception of dominance in Latin historiography of the 12th and in a Persian epic of the 14th century. Through a structural and thematic comparison with a contemporary work from Sanscrit literature and Japanese narratives about the court’s past, the Middle High German text as well as the research dealing with it appear in a new light.

 

Contents:

  • Elke Brüggen, Einleitung, 9–16.
  • Mathias Herweg, Kaiser-Chronik oder Kaiser-Gesta? Die Gattungsfrage der frühmittelhochdeutschen ‚Kaiserchronik‘ in sprachübergreifender Perspektive, 17–42.
  • Gesine Mierke, 43–66.
  • Christopher Pretzer, Rom, die erzählte Stadt, 67–84.
  • Alastair Matthews, Formative Rhyming Chronicles in Medieval German and East Norse. A Comparison of the ‘Kaiserchronik’ with the Swedish ‘Erikskrönika’ and the Danish ‘Rimkrønike’, 85–108.
  • Alheydis Plassmann, Römisch-Deutsche Kaiser als vorbildliche Herrscher bei Wilhelm von Malmesbury und Otto von Freising, 109–132.
  • Konrad Klaus, Kalhaṇas ‚Rājataraṅgiṇī‘: ein indisches Pendant zur ‚Kaiserchronik‘?, 133–160.
  • Daniel F. Schley, Herrscherkritik in japanischen Vergangenheitserzählungen aus dem frühen 13. Jahrhundert, 161–198.
  • Stephan Conermann, Talking about Power and Domination in ʿAbd al-Malik ʿIṣāmī’s (d. after 1350) Historical epic ‘Futūḥ al-Salāṭīn’, 199–214.

 

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