Innsbruck, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Codex FB 32001

Sample of German Poems Facsimile Edition

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The Innsbrucker Codex is an important collective manuscript of a Middle-Age short epic. It is exceptional for the story analysis, a significant source because it is the youngest collection of poems of this kind to have been made. Besides the 32 tales (u.a. From Konrad von Werzburg, the Stricker, Ruediger von Hinkhofen) the manuscript also contains fables and parodies from spiritual literature. Altogether this manuscript represents a worldly collection of entertaining stories which mirrors the taste of the middle-class during the Middle-Ages. For the literary analysis, the manuscript is not only interesting due to the numerous illustrations found within (which correspond to the style of a “people's manuscript” (H.Wegner) with clear details given so that these poems would be easily understood in these times) but also because few illustrated stories  have been preserved from this time period. In the second part of the manuscript, where the collection was to be added onto blank sheets, one finds the second important duplication of “Gauriel von Muntabel” Konrads von Stoffeln, whose ending is unfortunately missing. This transcript is important to note regarding the history of literature because here Konrad tries to shorten his epic in comparison to the older version in the Donaueschinger manuscript.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Sample of German Poems": Sammlung kleinerer deutscher Gedichte facsimile edition, published by Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA), 1972

Sammlung kleinerer deutscher Gedichte

Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA), 1972

  • Commentary (German) by Wolf, N.R.
  • This facsimile is complete (full-size color reproduction of the whole original document).

Complete edition for studies of the 228 pp. (114 fol.) in original size 295 x 210 mm. 51 coloured pen-and-ink drawings. 2 pp. are reproduced in full colour, all the other pp. in black-and-white.


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