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By Phyllis R. Brown

ISBN-10: 9004229620

ISBN-13: 9789004229624

Hrotsvit wrote tales, performs, and histories throughout the reign of Emperor Otto the nice (962-973). Twelve unique essays survey her paintings, displaying historic roots and contexts, Christian values, and a shockingly smooth grappling with questions of id and feminine self-realization.

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By Phyllis R. Brown

ISBN-10: 9004229620

ISBN-13: 9789004229624

Hrotsvit wrote tales, performs, and histories throughout the reign of Emperor Otto the nice (962-973). Twelve unique essays survey her paintings, displaying historic roots and contexts, Christian values, and a shockingly smooth grappling with questions of id and feminine self-realization.

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It is missing several folios, to say nothing of the many places where 14 Goswin Frenken, “Eine neue Hrotsvithandschrift,” Neues Archiv 44 (1923), 110–14. ”15 Thus Bodo attributes vitae of Anastasius and Innocent to Hrotsvit. Recension of Manuscripts Manuscript M is closest to the archetype in terms of arrangement, orthography, and text. 16 In this codex Hrotsvit’s works are ordered chronologically—Book I has her first works, Book II the later, and Book III the final ones. Celtis rightly considered M of greatest authority.

They returned not only with his approval but also with precious relics, the bones of Popes Anastasius I and Innocent I, which would establish Gandersheim as a center of Christian worship. In 852 the oldest daughter of Liudolf and Oda, Hathumoda, reached the age of 12, making her eligible for designation as abbess, and the community of Saxon noblewomen was established. Because the buildings of Gandersheim were not completed and ready for habitation when Hathumoda became abbess, the community initially resided in the (male) convent Brunshausen.

6, above), who was drawn to make this conjecture by the unusual form of the binding of M (one unknown at St Emmeram), the person who committed the barbarous act of cutting apart the codex and separating its three parts was none other than the German Humanist Conrad Celtis, who traveled around with it for seven years until, having published the edition, he had it re-bound and returned it. Not long after it was written, the codex was housed in southeastern Germany, probably at the monastery of St Emmeram in Regensburg.

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