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The Oxford Guide to Middle High German

Howard Jones and Martin H. Jones


The Oxford Guide to Middle High German is the most comprehensive self-contained treatment of Middle High German available in English. It covers the language, literature, history, and culture of German in the period 1050–1350 and is designed for entry-level readers, advanced study, teaching, and reference. The book includes a large sample of texts, not only from Classical works such as Erec, the Nibelungenlied, Parzival, and Tristan, but also from mystical writing, chronicles, and legal documents; the selection represents all major dialects and the full time span of the period. Chapter 1 (‘Intr ... More

Keywords: Middle High German, MHG, medieval German, grammar, literature, history, culture, versification, glossary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199654611
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199654611.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard Jones, author
Fellow and Lecturer in Linguistics, Keble College, Oxford

Martin H. Jones, author
Senior Research Fellow, King's College London