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Erotic Tales of Medieval Germany.

Erotic Tales of Medieval Germany

Albrecht Classen, translator

Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Arizona State University

P.O. Box 874402, Tempe, AZ 85287-4402

9780866983747, $25.00 www.asu.edu/clas/acmrs 1-480-965-5900

In counterpart to the late-medieval Italian tale "Decameron" and the late-medieval English work "Canterbury Tales", Erotic Tales of Medieval Germany offers a collection of titillating erotic stories from medieval German literature, many by anonymous authors. Flawlessly translated into English by Albrecht Classen, Erotic Tales of Medieval Germany covers a wide range of sexually charged subjects, including marriage, violence, adultery, and human sexuality. Each story features a brief, scholarly introduction; a final, lengthy poem in its original German "Der Enttauschte Liebhaber" rounds out this close examination of historic expressions of passion.
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