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Gebetsparodien des hohen und späten Mittelalters

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author MatterStefan,
Project Deutschsprachige Gebetbuchliteratur des Mittelalters. Untersuchungen zu ihrer Überlieferung, Form und Funktion
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Medialität und Praxis des Gebets
Editor , Breitenstein Mirko
Publisher de Gruyter, Berlin
Volume (Issue) 24
Page(s) 370 - 389
Title of proceedings Medialität und Praxis des Gebets
DOI 10.1515/mial-2019-0042

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This article addresses the possible conditions under which parodies of prayer could emerge and be transmitted in the High and Late Middle Ages. It aims to offer a systematic overview over the different forms of prayer parody in the German-speaking Middle Ages. After some preliminary remarks on definitions I suggest a typology of German-speaking prayer parodies and conclude with some general observations on the possible contexts in which such texts were used.