Fact and Fiction

From the Middle Ages to Modern Times- Essays Presented to Hans Sauer on the Occasion of his 65 th Birthday – Part II

by Renate Bauer (Volume editor) Ulrike Krischke (Volume editor)
Others 216 Pages


The essays presented here pay tribute to Hans Sauer as a specialist on English medieval literature and culture. This book shows what we can safely infer from medieval texts and where we need to be cautious or should reassess what has hitherto been suggested. It shows what the Middle Ages inherited from earlier days and transformed during their own time, what they gave to later eras, and what clearly belongs into the realm of fantasy films. The essays mainly concentrate on Old and Middle English prose and poetry, also including theoretical approaches to understanding medieval culture.


ISBN (Hardcover)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 215 pp., num. fig.

Biographical notes

Renate Bauer (Volume editor) Ulrike Krischke (Volume editor)

The honouree, Professor Hans Sauer, has held the Munich chair for English Linguistics and Medieval English Literature since 1997. His career gives evidence of his strong commitment to academic life, and he has contributed abundantly to his research fields and supervised numerous theses.


Title: Fact and Fiction