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KAISER MAXIMILIAN: THEUERDANK (EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN: THEUERDANK) (Fine Facsimile Edition)
Mueller and Schindler. New. Hardcover.

The "first German bibliophile book"

The Theuerdank from the dispensary of Augsburgers Hans Schönsperger, appointed by Maximilian the imperial printers for life, is one of the most important works-German Renais-sancekunst.  The masterful woodcut illustrations by Hans Burgk Maier, Hans Leonhard Schäufelein, Leonhard Beck and several other artists as well as the specially made typeface justify the imperial glory of this work as "the first German bibliophile book".

 

Maximilian I, the "last knight"

Maximilian I (1459-1519) was one of the most important rulers of the transition from the Middle Ages to modern times.  He is also the preserver of medieval traditions such as the sovereign who attempted to create through political and economic reforms, the basis for a comprehensive centralized imperial order.  His fondness for glittering court life, hunting and jousting matches earned him the nickname "the last knight '.  His strong need for recognition and representation was reflected among other things in support of such art and literature.  Posterity should therefore remain an authentic picture of the emperor.  

 

The eventful journey of the bride knight Theuerdank

The epic poem is one of the earliest German autobiographical novels key.  It describes in allegorical form, the bridal procession of Maximilian I to Mary of Burgundy, the beautiful daughter of Charles the Bold.  Numerous adventure and overcoming mysterious adversary form the content of this exciting work. With God's help and thanks knightly virtues of the hero finally wins the beloved bride.  With this epic Maximilian I wanted to give his life a meaning interpretation, so each chapter is indicative of the spirit of the world "last knight".  Especially hunting and tournament passion Maximilian found in new experiences reflected.

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