Anonymous, Die Historia von den sieben weisen Meistern [History of the Seven Wise Masters]

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It is often rather difficult to assess the full quality and importance of a literary text; there might be different opinions by the audience and the scholars; a text might not have been read much when it had appeared in print or in manuscript form; or it might not have even made it into the literary annals for a variety of reasons. For instance, there are many examples of literary works that did not appeal to their contemporaries but that are regarded today with considerable respect because research has recognized their value only a long time after they had been created or were published, such as in the case of Wolfram von Eschenbach’s


fragment (ca. 1220), which has survived in only three manuscripts. Most dramatically, the entire body of medieval literature was mostly forgotten…

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Citation: Classen, Albrecht. "Die Historia von den sieben weisen Meistern". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 July 2021 [, accessed 16 July 2024.]

40541 Die Historia von den sieben weisen Meistern 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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