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Alastair Matthews

Medieval Denmark and its Languages

The Case for a More Open Literary Historiography
This chapter makes the case for a literary history that accounts for the multilingual nature of medieval Denmark, giving particular attention to Danish, German, and Latin. It relates such a project to current research interests such as crossing the boundaries of national philologies; demonstrates the need for it by reviewing existing surveys of the period; and outlines some lines of enquiry, including the translation and transmission of texts, that it could pursue.
Title
Medieval Denmark and its Languages
Subtitle
The Case for a More Open Literary Historiography
Author(s)
Alastair Matthews
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This chapter makes the case for a literary history that accounts for the multilingual nature of medieval Denmark, giving particular attention to Danish, German, and Latin. It relates such a project to current research interests such as crossing the boundaries of national philologies; demonstrates the need for it by reviewing existing surveys of the period; and outlines some lines of enquiry, including the translation and transmission of texts, that it could pursue.
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Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
April 19, 2022
Subject
Danish
Denmark
German
Latin
literary history
Low German
Middle Ages
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Except for images or otherwise noted, this publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Language
en-GB
short title
Medieval Denmark and its Languages
page start
103
page end
123
Source
Openness in Medieval Europe, ed. by Manuele Gragnolati and Almut Suerbaum, Cultural Inquiry, 23 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022), pp. 103–23