Ulrich von Hutten's Arminius: An English Translation with Analysis and Commentary (New edition)

Ulrich von Hutten's Arminius: An English Translation with Analysis and Commentary (New edition)

By: Richard Ernest Walker (author)Paperback

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This is the first complete English translation of Ulrich von Hutten's Latin dialogue Arminius and Eobanus Hessus's Latin preface to its posthumous publication (1529). The translations are enhanced by extensive literary analysis in the context of social and political change in sixteenth-century Germany and German literary history. Hutten's literary role is illustrated further by discussion of his dialogue, Inspicientes, or Die Anschauenden, and by comparative analysis of Hutten-related works by Heinrich von Kleist, Die Hermannschlacht (1808), Gottfried Keller, Ufenau (1858), and Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Huttens letzte Tage (1871). The study draws attention to Hutten's ethnic chauvinism, construed by later generations as German patriotism and used to endorse attitudes and prejudices alien to Hutten's original ideas. The English translations and analyses provide broader access to Hutten's writings and ideas and give insights into the links between late Roman history, society and politics in the Reformation period, and German patriotism of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

About Author

The Author and Translator: Richard Ernest Walker, Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Germanic Studies, University of Maryland, is a specialist in medieval and early modern German literature. His recent research and teaching focussed on literary expressions of religious discontent and social change during the period from the late fifteenth to the seventeenth century. Emphasizing texts, contexts and continuity, his research covered sermons, polemical treatises, satirical popular literature (Schwanke, Fastnachtspiele, Anekdoten), religious and secular drama, and the interrelatedness of literary history and social history.


Contents: Introduction to Hutten's life and times - Contemporary (20th/21st-century) views of Hutten - Hessus's preface in English translation - Hutten's Arminius in English translation - Hutten in literary history - Hutten's cultural and political views - Hutten's patriotism in modern contexts - Patriotism versus ethnic chauvinism.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783039113385
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 194
  • ID: 9783039113385
  • weight: 290
  • ISBN10: 3039113380
  • edition: New edition

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