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A critical edition of the full text of Heinrich von Beringen's "Schachbuch" with introduction, notes and appendices

Lambert, James (2017)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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An Introduction to the thesis presents a "Forschungsbericht" which summarises and discusses research to date. Both Heinrich von Beringen and Jacobus de Cessolis are introduced, and the German and Latin manuscripts used in the production of the texts are described.
The text of Heinrich von Beringen's "Schachbuch" edited from manu-script Stuttgart, W├╝rttembergische Landesbibliothek, Cod. poet. et phil. 4o Nr. 25 follows: Part 1 (the poet's introduction to his text), Part 2 (the noble chess-pieces), Part 3 (the pawns) and Part 4 (the moves in the game of chess). This is accompanied by readings from manuscript London, British Library, Additional Manuscript 24946 and in Part 3 by a Latin parallel text from Bloomington (Indiana), Lilly Library, Indiana University, Ricketts 194 (or from Cambridge (Mass.), Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Lat 169 where the Bloomington text fails). Endnotes relating to the text have been added.
Appendix I correlates verses in the Stuttgart and London manuscripts, and Appendix II presents an up-to-date list (with references) of extant manuscripts of the "Liber de ludo scaccorum".

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Harris, Nigel W
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Department of German Studies
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Other publications on the e-theses repository:

Lambert, James. An analysis of the structure and themes of Der Stricker's Pfaffe Amis. M.A. Diss. University of Birmingham, 1976.
http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/456/

Lambert, James. British Library Additional Manuscript 24946. Description, analysis and discussion. M.Phil. Diss. University of Birmingham, 2008.
http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/7226

Subjects:PT Germanic literature
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:7225
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