Discover the amazing tales of the knight Theuerdank, alter ego of Emperor Maximilian I, in the last great epic verse of the Middle Ages, using the power of innovative printed media to increase the prestige of his dynasty, the House of Habsburg. Inspired by an extremely rare and hand-colored original from the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, this edition combines all 118 gold-adorned woodcuts with revelatory essays, fascimiles, and a chapter-by-chapter retelling of the tales.



ISBN: 9783836566209
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 398
Publication Date: 3 Oct 2018
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Publication City, Country: Cologne, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 24(H) x 17(L)
Weight (gm): 1401


Author Biography

Stephan Fussel is director of the Institute for Book Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, and holder of the Gutenberg Chair at the same university. He has published prolifically on the early days of printing, the sale and publication of books between the 18th and 20th centuries, and the future of communications.
Theuerdank. The Epic of the Last Knight

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