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The German ‘Melusine’: A Medieval Bestseller
November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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).