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Handbook of Medieval Studies

Terms – Methods – Trends

Edited by: Albrecht Classen

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2011!

This interdisciplinary handbook provides extensive information about research in medieval studies and its most important results over the last decades. The handbook is a reference work which enables the readers to quickly and purposely gain insight into the important research discussions and to inform themselves about the current status of research in the field. The handbook consists of four parts. The first, large section offers articles on all of the main disciplines and discussions of the field. The second section presents articles on the key concepts of modern medieval studies and the debates therein. The third section is a lexicon of the most important text genres of the Middle Ages. The fourth section provides an international bio-bibliographical lexicon of the most prominent medievalists in all disciplines. A comprehensive bibliography rounds off the compendium. The result is a reference work which exhaustively documents the current status of research in medieval studies and brings the disciplines and experts of the field together.

  • English-language interdisciplinary handbook of medieval research
  • Thorough coverage of the fields of knowledge and discourse of the last 30 years
  • Written by an international, interdisciplinary group of experts
  • Aimed at a broad readership (literary scholars, philologists, historians)
  • High potential on the international market
  • Selected as "Outstanding Academic Title" by Choice Magazine

Author Information

Albrecht Classen, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.

Reviews

"Classen has edited a comprehensive guide to the current state and historiography of medieval studies in all its branches."
M.C. Schaus in: CHOICE August 2011, Vol. 48 No. 11

"In Anerkennung dessen [,was von dem Herausgeber und seinem Autorenteam in konziser Form dargeboten worden ist,] wird man diesem Referenzwerk gern den Rang eines Standardwerkes zuerkennen wollen, das in keiner mediävistischen Fachbibliothek fehlen sollte."
In: Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch Universität Kiel 46.3/2011

"Ein Jahrhundertwerk, das nicht genügend gewürdigt werden kann, ...mit diesem Werk jedoch wird er kommenden Gererationen von MediävistInnen einen sauber ausgebauten Weg durch Wissen und Methodik weisen und auf diese Weise künftiger Forschung ausgezeichnete Dienste erweisen."
Gabriela Kompatscher Gufler in: Anzeiger für die Altertumswissenschaft, LXV. Band 3./4. 2012

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