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The German ‘Melusine’: A Medieval Bestseller

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, November 16th at 2pm for “The German ‘Melusine’: A Medieval Bestseller” presented by Misty Urban.

The 15th century prose romance ‘Melusine’ written by Thuring von Ringoltingen was a bestseller for its time and enjoyed a long afterlife in many print editions and subsequent translations. This talk discusses what Thuring added to the original French story, the unique illustrations that German and Swiss bookmakers contributed to early modern print editions, and Melusine’s continuing legacy into our own time. Misty Urban is a medieval scholar whose publications include the co-edited collection ‘Melusine’s Footprint’ (Brill, 2017).

Details

Date:
November 16
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Organizer

German American Heritage Center
Phone:
563-322-8844
Email:
info@gahc.org

Venue

German American Heritage Center & Museum
712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Phone:
563-322-8844