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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 20 July 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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