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The Resource The Faustian century : German literature and culture in the age of Luther and Faustus, edited by J.M. van der Laan and Andrew Weeks, (electronic resource)

The Faustian century : German literature and culture in the age of Luther and Faustus, edited by J.M. van der Laan and Andrew Weeks, (electronic resource)

Label
The Faustian century : German literature and culture in the age of Luther and Faustus
Title
The Faustian century
Title remainder
German literature and culture in the age of Luther and Faustus
Statement of responsibility
edited by J.M. van der Laan and Andrew Weeks
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Reformation and Renaissance, though segregated into distinct disciplines today, interacted and clashed intimately in Faust, the great figure that attained European prominence in the anonymous 1587 'Historia von D. Johann Fausten'. The original Faust behind Goethe's great drama embodies a remote culture. In his century, Faust evolved from an obscure cipher to a universal symbol. The age explored here as "the Faustian century" invested the 'Faustbuch' and its theme with a symbolic significance still of exceptional relevance today. The new essays in this volume complement one another, providing insights into the tensions and forces that gave the century its distinct character. Several essays seek Faust's prototypes. Others elaborate the symbolic function of his figure and discern the resonance of his tale in conflicting allegiances. This volume focuses on the intersection of historical accounts and literary imaginings, on shared aspects of the work and its times, on concerns with obedience and transgression, obsessions with the devil and curiosity about magic, and quandaries created by shifting religious and worldly authorities. Contributors: Marguerite de Huszar Allen, Kresten Thue Andersen, Frank Baron, Günther Bonheim, Albrecht Classen, Urs Leo Gantenbein, Karl S. Guthke, Michael Keefer, Paul Ernst Meyer, J. M. van der Laan, Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly, Andrew Weeks. J. M. van der Laan is Professor of German and Andrew Weeks is Professor of German and Comparative Literature, both at Illinois State University.--
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1955-
  • 1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Van der Laan, James M.
  • Weeks, Andrew
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faust
  • German literature
Label
The Faustian century : German literature and culture in the age of Luther and Faustus, edited by J.M. van der Laan and Andrew Weeks, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781571138439/type/BOOK
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Urs Leo Gantenbein
  • Faust from cipher to sign and pious to profane
  • J.M. van der Laan
  • The aesthetics of the 1587 Spies Historia von D. Johann Fausten
  • Marguerite de Huszar Allen
  • The Lutheran Faust : repentance in the Augsburg Confession and the German Faustbuch
  • Kresten Thue Andersen
  • Marriage in the Historia von D. Johann Fausten (1587)
  • Paul Ernst Meyer
  • Antiauthoritarianism and the problem of knowledge in the Faustbuch
  • Introduction: Faust scholarship and the project at hand
  • Andrew Weeks
  • Exploring the "Three-Fold World": Faust as alchemist, astrologer, and magician
  • Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
  • The Devil in the Early Modern World and in Sixteenth-Century German Devil Literature
  • Albrecht Classen
  • Encounters with "Schwarz-Hans": Jacob Bohme and the Literature of the Devil in the Sixteenth Century
  • Günther Bonheim
  • D. Johann Faust and the cannibals: geographic horizons in the Sixteenth Century
  • Karl S. Guthke
  • A Sixteenth-Century chronology of significant references to Faust with parallel world events
  • J.M. van der Laan
  • The German Faustian Century
  • Andrew Weeks -- Faustus of the Sixteenth Century : his life, legend, and myth
  • Frank Baron
  • Cornelius Agrippa's double presence in the Faustian Century
  • Michael Keefer
  • Converging magical legends: Faustus, Paracelsus, and Trithemius
Control code
CR9781571138439
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 399 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781571135520
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097106697
Label
The Faustian century : German literature and culture in the age of Luther and Faustus, edited by J.M. van der Laan and Andrew Weeks, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781571138439/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Urs Leo Gantenbein
  • Faust from cipher to sign and pious to profane
  • J.M. van der Laan
  • The aesthetics of the 1587 Spies Historia von D. Johann Fausten
  • Marguerite de Huszar Allen
  • The Lutheran Faust : repentance in the Augsburg Confession and the German Faustbuch
  • Kresten Thue Andersen
  • Marriage in the Historia von D. Johann Fausten (1587)
  • Paul Ernst Meyer
  • Antiauthoritarianism and the problem of knowledge in the Faustbuch
  • Introduction: Faust scholarship and the project at hand
  • Andrew Weeks
  • Exploring the "Three-Fold World": Faust as alchemist, astrologer, and magician
  • Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
  • The Devil in the Early Modern World and in Sixteenth-Century German Devil Literature
  • Albrecht Classen
  • Encounters with "Schwarz-Hans": Jacob Bohme and the Literature of the Devil in the Sixteenth Century
  • Günther Bonheim
  • D. Johann Faust and the cannibals: geographic horizons in the Sixteenth Century
  • Karl S. Guthke
  • A Sixteenth-Century chronology of significant references to Faust with parallel world events
  • J.M. van der Laan
  • The German Faustian Century
  • Andrew Weeks -- Faustus of the Sixteenth Century : his life, legend, and myth
  • Frank Baron
  • Cornelius Agrippa's double presence in the Faustian Century
  • Michael Keefer
  • Converging magical legends: Faustus, Paracelsus, and Trithemius
Control code
CR9781571138439
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 399 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781571135520
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097106697

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