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Muslims in Hrotsvit’s “Pelagius” and the Ludus de Antichristo

  • Jerold C. Frakes
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Abstract

The present analysis of Hrotsvit von Gandersheim’s tenth-century “Pelagius” and the anonymous mid-twelfth century Ludus de Antichristo.interrogates the modes of assumption.underlying the two texts with respect to the representation of Muslims, and articulates the essential function of that discourse within the two texts’ narratives. The representation of Muslims, which may at first seem incidental, is in fact key to understanding how the two texts work in their rather different historical and rezeptionsgeschichtliche contexts.

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Stage Direction Christian Representation Core Territory Love Poetry Christian Discourse 
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