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Lookup NU author(s): Professor Henrike Laehnemann



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Oxford University Press, 2016.

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Lübeck, the 'Queen of the Hanse' was the major hub for trade in Northern Europe in the 14th century. Yet next to nothing is known about the literary output accompanying this economic success. The chapter for a new handbook on medieval literature traces the developments in the city through its rich historiography, taking in the Black Death, the visit of the Emperor and the major gatherings of the Hanse. About the book: "This is the first literary history of medieval Europe to be attempted in English. Eschewing conventional, anachronistic organization by “national blocks”-- English literature, French literature, etc.-- it considers literary activity in transnational sequences of interconnected places. Its vision of Europe, and of movement within Europe is, we believe, of acute contemporary relevance."

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Author(s): Laehnemann H

Editor(s): Wallace, D.

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Europe: A Literary History, 1348-1418

Year: 2016

Volume: 1

Print publication date: 07/04/2016

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Number of Volumes: 2

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Place Published: Oxford


Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9780198735359


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