Publikationen - Publications


Islands and Cities in Medieval Myth, Literature, and History. Papers Delivered at the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Andrea Grafetstätter, Sieglinde Hartmann, James Ogier, Editors. Frankfurt am Main u. a. 2011 (= Beihefte zur MEDIÄVISTIK Band 14). neu

Aus dem Vorwort: “Islands and cities have several important features in common: they consist of bordered places with a definable inside and outside; they provide a sense of commonality for the inhabitants; and they form a barrier against the Other. We see, for example, in Patrizia Mazzadi’s analysis of Dante’s island of Purgatory, that the island can represent a place of security while the souls await their ascent into heaven. At the same time, Odysseus’s failed attempt to reach the island-while not knowing its nature-demonstrates the island’s ability to reject the non-believer. Thus the island’s protection parallels the function of the temples and shrines that surrounded the Japanese capital of Kyoto (cf. Yuko Tagaya’s “Kyoto in Myth and Literature”) by appeasing and thus repelling the unclean spirits of impurity and pollution. Both islands and cities, as defensible areas, have a connection to sacrality, as becomes clear in several of this volume’s contributions (James Ogier’s “Myths, , and Mexico”; both of Yuko Tagaya’s studies; and Jacek Kowzan’s “Heavenly Jerusalem as a locus amoenus in Medieval and Early Modern Polish Literature”). Cultures across the world associated both islands and walled cities with notions of paradise and perfection in their literatures. In China, for example, paradise is found on Mt. P’eng-Lai. As the narrative was received in Japan, the location shifts over time from an island in the Eastern Sea of China to the moon (an island in the sky) to a sub-aquatic island (Yuko Tagaya’s “Far Eastern Islands and Their Myths”). Jaroslaw Wenta (“Holy Islands and Their Christianisation in Medieval Prussia”) demonstrates the staying power of notion of holiness during a transition from pagan religion to Christianity. In the Germanic world, islands also provide the backdrop for acts of treachery by turning the paradigm of protection on its head (James Ogier‘s “Islands and Skylands” and Sieglinde Hartmann’s “Insular Myths in the Nibelungenlied”). Finally, several contributions limn visitor’s reactions to and influence on medieval cities (Maria Dorninger’s “The Island of Cyprus in Travel Literature of the Fourteenth Century”; Sieglinde Hartmann’s “A Medieval Poet’s Sense of Humour”; and Andrea Grafetstätter’s “Foreign Culture in a Foreign Town”). The editors hope that the often unusual perspectives presented here will encourage others to grapple with the varieties of bounded space (whether by walls or by water) in world literatures and history. The commonalities are often more striking than the differences, reflecting a common human need for barriers against the outside world.”

Mittelalterliche Literatur und Kultur im Deutschordensstaat in Preußen: Leben und Nachleben. Hrsg. von Sieglinde Hartmann und Jaroslaw Wenta. Torun 2009 [=Sacra bella septentrionalia I]. - Im Druck.
Der Band vereinigt Beiträge zum Leben und Nachleben der mittelalterlichen Literatur und Kultur im Deutschordensstaat in Preußen. Damit liegen die Ergebnisse des interdisziplinären Symposions vor, das vom 22. bis 26. September 2004 auf der Marienburg / Malbork und in Marienwerder / Kwidzyn von Jaroslaw Wenta (Torun) und Sieglinde Hartmann (Frankfurt am Main) durchgeführt wurde. Mit der Publikation der Vorträge wird gleichzeitig eine neue wissenschaftliche Reihe unter dem Titel "Sacra bella septentrionalia" begründet. Damit soll die europäische Dimension der Deutschordenskultur betont werden. Durch diesen gesamteuropäischen Aspekt werden - wie schon auf dem Symposion - ganz neue Wege für eine wissenschaftliche deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit eröffnet. Zudem werden erstmals die bedeutenden polnischen Forschungen zur deutschen Literatur und Kultur im Deutschordensstaat des mittelalterlichen Preußen für die deutschsprachige Fachwelt und darüber hinaus zugänglich gemacht.

Fauna and Flora in the Middle Ages. Studies of the Medieval Environment and its Impact on the Human Mind. Papers Delivered at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Sieglinde Hartmann Editor. Beihefte zur MEDIAEVISTIK. Band 8. Frankfurt am Main et. al. 2007.

How did humans and their behaviour affect and change the natural world during the Middle Ages? And what, in turn, was the impact of environmental changes on the minds and identities of humans? In this book historians of literature, art, mentalities, law and natural science suggest answers to these questions, focussing on the most vital elements of Europe’s environment: animals, plants, and landscape. In their interdisciplinary approach, wide variety of source material and specific findings, these studies present a multifaceted picture of environmental history and reveal a broad range of attitudes towards the natural world current in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. Moreover these case studies help us understand various ways in which medieval developments shaped our modern world and minds.

Section I: 'Fauna' comprises literary, legal and archaeological studies about domesticated animals such as horses, dogs and cats, as well as wild or exotic animals such as bears, camels and apes.
Section II: 'Flora' combines 4 studies about the uses and meanings of plants in both real and imagined gardens, employing methods of archaeo-botanical, pharmaco-botanical, literary and art-historical analysis.
Section III: 'Climate and landscape' contains a reconstruction of an earthquake in 1295, a literary analysis of alpine landscape descriptions and an archaeological investigation into medieval hunting landscapes.

Artus-Mythen und Moderne. Aspekte der Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst, Musik und ion den Medien. Hrsg. von Sieglinde Hartmann, Thomas Le Blanc, Ulrich Müller, Bettina Twrsnick.Tagungsband 2001. Wetzlar 2005 (= Schriftenreihe und Materialien der Phantastischen Bibliothek Wetzlar, Band 70).

Jahrbuch der Oswald von Wolkenstein Gesellschaft. Hrsg. von Sieglinde Hartmann und Ulrich Müller; ab Band 7, Frankfurt am Main 1992/93 ff.

Deutsch-Französische Germanistik. Hrsg. von Sieglinde Hartmann und Claude Lecouteux. Fs. E. Georges ZINK. Göppingen 1984 [= G.A.G. 364].