Der 'Oberdeutsche vierzeilige Totentanz' 978-3-16-153532-1 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Almut Breitenbach

Der 'Oberdeutsche vierzeilige Totentanz'

Formen seiner Rezeption und Aneignung in Handschrift und Blockdruck

[The 'Oberdeutsche vierzeilige Totentanz'. Its Reception and Adaptation in Manuscripts and Blockbooks.]

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Using the example of the 'Oberdeutsche vierzeilige Totentanz,' Almut Breitenbach investigates the role and meaning of the late medieval Dances of Death in their cultural and historical context.
Dances of Death are concerned with death, dying and transience: 'Being led to dance by Death' means to die. This bewildering imagery has fascinated readers and viewers from medieval to present times and still provokes research. Using the example of the 'Oberdeutsche vierzeilige Totentanz,' Almut Breitenbach investigates the role and meaning of the late medieval Dances of Death in their cultural and historical context. Exploring the textual history and transmission of the 'Oberdeutsche vierzeilige Totentanz' as well as its contexts of reception in a broad interdisciplinary perspective, the author casts new light on the understanding of late medieval Dances of Death in general. Also, insights into forms of production, reception and adaption of spiritual literature are gained which were strongly influenced by medieval practices of reading and meditation.
Authors/Editors

Almut Breitenbach Geboren 1973; 1993–2001 Studium Englisch und Deutsch für das Lehramt; 2001–02 Lektorin an der Universität Szeged (Ungarn); 2008 Promotion; 2008–11 wiss. Mitarbeiterin im DFG-Verbundprojekt 'Schriftlichkeit in süddeutschen Frauenklöstern'; 2012–14 Bibliotheksreferendariat; seit 2015 wiss. Mitarb. an der Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Germanistik — 57 (2017), Nr. 4561 (Birgit Zacke)
In: Archiv f. ReformationsG -Literaturbericht- — 46/47 (2017/18), S. 19–20 (Ocker)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 141 (2016), S. 918–920 (Ulrike Treusch)
In: Totentanz aktuell — 2016, Heft 212, S. 8–9