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    Die seuffzende turtel taub (1767) ein handschriftenfund zur spee-rezeption im 18. Jahrhundert

    Weber, Alexander (2005) Die seuffzende turtel taub (1767) ein handschriftenfund zur spee-rezeption im 18. Jahrhundert. Daphnis 34 (1-2), pp. 327-367. ISSN 0300-693X.

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    According to the current state of research, the reception of Friedrich Spee in the baroque broke off with the beginning of the Enlightenment, until his work was rediscovered by the Romantics. On the basis of a private devotion newly discovered in the British Library, however, it can be exemplarily demonstrated how sustained Spee worked as an editorship writer on laymen in the 18th century. While especially since Josephinism the Baroque devotional books and songs were ousted from the literary public and the official church, this spiritual usage literature continued to live in the piety of the people, because their contents seemed timeless and binding, while their formal expressive possibilities seemed variable and viable. This form of a Zeitgeist defying, preserving-productive recording is examined using the example of some of the traditional strands that Spee had combined in the Gilded Tugendbuch to form a characteristic formal language: the medieval Bernhard wound mystery, the erotic soul brewing of the Song of Songs and the Ignatian Passion. The manuscript also offers proof that Spee had a similar effect on Upper German poetry as Opitz in the Protestant north.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 13:25
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:44


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