Item description for Poets Laureate in the Holy Roman Empire: A Bio-bibliographical Handbook by John L. Flood...
Petrarch's revival of the ancient practice of laureation in 1341 led to the laurel being conferred on poets throughout Europe in the later Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. Within the Holy Roman Empire, Maximilian I conferred the title of Imperial Poet Laureate especially frequently, and later it was bestowed with unbridled liberality by Counts Palatine and university rectors too. This handbook identifies more than 1300 poets laureated within the Empire and adjacent territories between 1355 and 1804, giving (wherever possible) a sketch of their lives, a list of their published works, and a note of relevant scholarly literature. The introduction and various indexes provide a detailed account of a now largely forgotten but once significant literary-sociological phenomenon and illuminate literary networks in the Early Modern period.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 10.22 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
ISBN 3110181002 ISBN13 9783110181005