• Media Systems and Genre Conventions in Transition: A German Priamel Booklet from Nuremberg, c. 1490

    Author(s):
    Marco Heiles (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    German Literature and Culture, Late Medieval History, Medieval Studies
    Subject(s):
    Manuscripts, Manuscripts, Medieval, Mass media, History, Books, Germanic literature, Fifteenth century, Codicology
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    manuscript, Nuremberg, Priamel, Manuscript studies, Medieval manuscripts, Media history, History of the book, 15th century
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/1sde-9425
    Abstract:
    Abstract: The manuscript Cod. Donaueschingen A III 19 of the Badische Landes-bibliothek Karlsruhe is a very thin booklet of six leafs in quarto format. It was written by a professional scribe in Nuremberg around 1490. The booklet is titled Priamel red (‘Priamel speech’) and contains a collection of gnomic texts in Early New High German. The materiality and content of the manuscript reveal it as a special product of a book market that was increasingly dominated by print and in which handmade books became niche products. The later entries and dele-tions in the manuscript make it clear that the sexually explicit texts in the col-lection experienced a distinctive reception and provoked reactions. The dele-tions of the sexually explicit passages could indicate that the texts were initially created for a specific, presumably purely male, readership, and that this reader-ship was to be expanded. Marco Heiles, Media Systems and Genre Conventions in Transition: A German Priamel Booklet from Nuremberg, c. 1490, in: Jörg B. Quenzer (ed.), Exploring Written Artefacts. Objects, Methods, and Concepts, 2 vols, (Studies in Manuscript Cultures 25), Berlin/Boston 2021, vol. 1, p. 307-331, https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110753301-016.
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