SMH 8

Mechthild Albert/Ulrike Becker (edd.), Die Figur des Herrschers in der Exempelliteratur – Transkulturelle Perspektiven / The Figure of the Ruler in Exemplary Literature – Transcultural Perspectives (Studien zu Macht und Herrschaft 8), Göttingen 2020.

SMH_008Collected contributions to the 2018 workshop "La figura del gobernante en la literatura ejemplar: perspectivas transculturales"/"The Figure of the Ruler in Exemplary Literature: Transcultural Perspectives" [follow-up report in German], organized by Mechthild Albert's sub-project.

 

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The figure of the ruler in the medieval Occident, as seen through the lens of exemplarity and transculturality, is the focus of this conference volume including Hispanic and Germanic studies. With its characteristic form, structure, and thematic motives, themselves bolstered by animal fables of eastern origin, and sometimes focussing on historical protagonists from other cultures, the exemplary literature is particularly suitable for exploring ideals of rulership. The specific brevity as well as its hermeneutic range enable a concise and multi-faceted portrayal of the figure of the ruler. This presentation, occasionally guided by a contextual framing narrative, takes heed of the figure of the ruler’s personal and transpersonal dimensions in the interplay between idealisation and criticism.

 

Contents:

  • Mechthild Albert/Ulrike Becker, Die Figur des Herrschers in der Exempelliteratur: Transkulturelle Perspektiven, 9–14.
  • Mechthild Albert/Ulrike Becker, The Figure of the Ruler in Exemplary Literature: Transcultural Perspectives, 15–20.
  • Manfred Tietz, Die Weisheitsliteratur und ihre Funktion im trikulturellen Spanien des Mittelalters: von der ‚Disciplina clericalis‘ des Petrus Alphonsi bis zu Juan Manuels ‚Conde Lucanor‘, 23–51.
  • María Jesús Lacarra, The Figure of the Ruler in ‘Calila e Dimna’ and the ‘Exemplario contra los engaños y peligros del mundo’, 53–71.
  • Ulrike Becker, Der Herrscher und sein Beispiel: ‚Calila e Dimna‘ im transkulturellen Vergleich oder a king is not made by a mere wish, 73–109.
  • Olivier Biaggini, La faiblesse couronnée: figures de rois déficients dans la prose exemplaire castillane des XIIIe et XIVe siècles, 113–135.
  • Carlos Heusch, De l’idéalisme au désabusement. La critique du pouvoir politique dans le ‘Libro del conde Lucanor’ de don Juan Manuel, 137–148.
  • Lena Ringen, Die Herrscherrede und das exemplarische Erzählen über Herrschaft im ‚Libro del Conde Lucanor‘, 149–176.
  • Marta Lacomba, La construction de l’image du seigneur dans un motif exemplaire: Fernán González et le roi du León dans les ‘Mocedades de Rodrigo’, 177–192.
  • Ann-Kathrin Deininger, Mental Illness, False Physicians, Fractured Bodies. The ion Vrevel in ‘Reinhart Fuchs’, 195–211.
  • Christian Seebald, Exemplum und Universalgeschichte. Herrscherdarstellung und narrative Sinnstiftung in der ‚Sächsischen Weltchronik‘ C, 213–234.
  • Hans-Joachim Ziegeler, ‚Der König im Bad‘. Herrscher-Exempel im Sammlungskontext, 235–267.
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