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Published in [Chicago] .
Written in English



  • Germany.


  • Hrotsvitha, ca. 935-ca. 975.,
  • Latin language, Medieval and modern -- Germany.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Eva May Newnan.
LC ClassificationsPA8340 .N4 1936
The Physical Object
Pagination1 p. l., 92 p.
Number of Pages92
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6399520M
LC Control Number40006135

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  Discovered in the late fifteenth century, her extraordinary oeuvre, written in medieval Latin, comprises a wide variety of genres: eight legends, six dramas, and two epics, organised into three by: 3. Hrotsvit, a canoness in the German convent Gandersheim, wrote Latin poems, stories, plays, and histories during the reign of Emperor Otto the Great (). She expresses a strong sense of authorial mission in letters, prefaces, and dedications. Hrotsvit of Gandersheim (c - c), almost certainly of noble Saxon parentage, was a canoness of the Saxon imperial abbey of Gandersheim, living and working there during its time of greatest material prosperity and cultural and intellectual pre-eminence. Her importance cannot be overestimated: she is the first poet of Saxony; the first known dramatist of Christianity (indeed the first. TheGesta Ottonis, which tells the story of Saxon rule in Germany from the accession of Henry I to Otto Iʼs imperial coronation in Rome, is in many ways the most perplexing work of Hrotsvit of Gandersheimʼs literary , even more than thePrimordia, her history of Gandersheim, calls for placement within a historical the poems and plays appear as stories Hrotsvit uses for.

Born in Gandersheim to Saxon nobles Hrotsvitha was a German secular canoness, who wrote dramas and poems during the rule of the Ottonian dynasty. Hrotsvitha lived at Gandersheim Abbey. She is considered the first female writer from the German Lands, the first female historian, the first person since antiquity to write dramas in the Latin West, and the first female poetess in Germany. Hrotsvitha's six . By Student Matthew Parrott Did you know the first Christian playwright was a woman? Hrotsvit (sometimes spelled Hrotsvita or Hrotsvitha) of Gandersheim (—) was a canoness who lived in Gandersheim Abbey during the late tenth century. She wrote about many things: comedy, horror, battles, virgin martyrs, and holy prostitutes! She wrote six plays, all "modeled.   Hrotsvitha's plays were not rediscovered until , and parts of her works are missing. They were first published in Latin in , edited by Conrad Celtes, and in English in From evidence within the work, Hrostvitha is credited with writing six plays, eight poems, a poem honoring Otto I and the history of the abbey community. SUBJECT OF BOOKS. Phyllis R. Brown Stephen L. Wailes. Spirituality and Politics in the Works of Hrotsvit of Gandersheim. Susquehanna University Press. pp. Ann Wilson; Rita Much. Women on the Canadian Stage: The Legacy of Hrotsvit. Blizzard Publishing. pp. Katharina M. Wilson. Hrotsvit of Gandersheim: The Ethics of.

  Hrotsvit of Gandersheim was a tenth-century Saxon poet, playwright and historian, the first Western writer to adapt classical dramatic form and verse to Christian themes, and the first Saxon poet. Her extant works, completed by , comprise eight legends, six plays, two epics and a short poem, all written in Latin verse.[.   The Works of Hrotsvit of Gandersheim book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Historical assessments of Hrotsvit of Gandersheim are 4/5(1).   Hrotsvit of Gandersheim - A Florilegium of her Works by Katharina M. Wilson, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.   The book is a translation of the 6 plays of a century German cannoness named Hrotswitha. Like nuns, canonesses lived in a convent and were unmarried, but unlike nuns, they were usually the daughters of nobles and they could leave the Reviews: 2.