The Millstätter Exodus: A Crusading Epic by D. H. GreenThe Millstätter Exodus: A Crusading Epic by D. H. Green

The Millstätter Exodus: A Crusading Epic

byD. H. Green

Paperback | February 25, 2010

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The Millstatter Exodus, a German epic of the twelfth century, is a poetic version of the opening chapters of the book of Exodus, treating the events of the early life of Moses and culminating in the crossing of the Red Sea and the destruction of the Hebrews' pagan enemies. In form it represents the second attempt at a biblical epic on the large scale after the revival of German vernacular literature in the late eleventh century. Professor Green analyses the Millstatter Exodus in form and in context. He compares it with its predecessor, the Wiener Genesis, and with its biblical source, throwing light on the early development of the German epic in the twelfth century and on the poetic intentions of the author of the Exodus. Professor Green believes that the Millstatter Exodus can best be understood allegorically against the background of the crusading movement, and he shows that it is one of the first literary attempts in Germany to come to terms with the crusades and the problem of Christian warfare.
Title:The Millstätter Exodus: A Crusading EpicFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:484 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:February 25, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521136423

ISBN - 13:9780521136426

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Table of Contents

1. The problem; 2. Omissions and expansion; 3. The expansion of scenes from within; 4. The creation of new scenes; 5. The author's attitude to his material; 6. The author's intentions; 7. The relevance of the Old Testament to the medieval present; 8. The relevance of the Book of Exodus to the crusades; 9. Problems of detail; 10. General conclusions; Bibliography; Index.