GERMAN STUDIES: THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY

GERMAN STUDIES: THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY 652 German Studies THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY By PETER N. SKRINE, Lecturer in German in the University of Manchester I. GENERAL Of outstanding importance for the background to the periods treated in this Section and the next is C. Benecke, Society and Politics in Germany 1500-1750, London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 436 pp. B.'s masterly analysis of the political and ad- ministrative situations in the territories of the Lippe region, richly documented and shunning none of the inherent prob- lems, adds cogent and timely historical arguments to the current trend towards reassessment of the Holy Roman Empire; his detailed investigations lead him to the conclusion that it was `not a pale reflection of the past but a unique federal solution to the problem of government and society' during the post- Reformation and baroque eras. Two books on the fashionable subject of rhetoric have appeared. Rhetorik. Beitrdge zu ihrer Geschichte in Deutschland vom 16.-12. jahrhundert, ed. H. Schanze, Frankfurt, Athenaion, 355 pp., contains relevant and competent arts such as K. Thetorica movet. Protestantischer Humanismus Dockmann, und karolingische Renaissance', and J. Dyck, Ithetorische Argumentation und poetische Legitimation. Zur Genese und Funktion zweier Argumente in der Literaturkritik des 17. Jahrhunderts', as well as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies Brill

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652 German Studies THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY By PETER N. SKRINE, Lecturer in German in the University of Manchester I. GENERAL Of outstanding importance for the background to the periods treated in this Section and the next is C. Benecke, Society and Politics in Germany 1500-1750, London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 436 pp. B.'s masterly analysis of the political and ad- ministrative situations in the territories of the Lippe region, richly documented and shunning none of the inherent prob- lems, adds cogent and timely historical arguments to the current trend towards reassessment of the Holy Roman Empire; his detailed investigations lead him to the conclusion that it was `not a pale reflection of the past but a unique federal solution to the problem of government and society' during the post- Reformation and baroque eras. Two books on the fashionable subject of rhetoric have appeared. Rhetorik. Beitrdge zu ihrer Geschichte in Deutschland vom 16.-12. jahrhundert, ed. H. Schanze, Frankfurt, Athenaion, 355 pp., contains relevant and competent arts such as K. Thetorica movet. Protestantischer Humanismus Dockmann, und karolingische Renaissance', and J. Dyck, Ithetorische Argumentation und poetische Legitimation. Zur Genese und Funktion zweier Argumente in der Literaturkritik des 17. Jahrhunderts', as well as

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Published: Mar 13, 1975

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