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Medieval Literature – Theory and Practice
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Literature in the Middle Ages between Theory and Practice

What is understood by "literature?" The answer will differ widely depending on the period and cultural contexts in which this question is raised. In mo…

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Stephan Müller and Norbert Kössinger, “Medieval Literature – Theory and Practice”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2016

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