Bis dat, qui cito dat – never has a proverb more aptly applied to an individual than does this Medieval Latin saying to Wolfgang Mieder. «He gives twice who gives quickly» captures the essence of his entire career, his professional as well as personal life. As a
Gegengabe, this international festschrift honors Wolfgang Mieder on the occasion of his seventieth birthday for his contributions to world scholarship and his kindness, generosity, and philanthropy. Seventy-one friends and colleagues from around the world have contributed sixty-six essays in six languages to this volume, representative of the scope and breadth of his impressive scholarship in paremiology, folklore, language, and literature. This
gift in return provides new insights from acknowledged experts from various fields of research.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2015. XII, 776 pp., 36 b/w ill., 4 graphs
Christian Grandl is an Egyptologist and Paremiologist. He has published several articles in journals related to Egyptological
and Paremiological Studies. Kevin J. McKenna is Professor of Russian Language, Literature and Culture in the Department
of German and Russian at The University of Vermont (USA). He is the editor of another Festschrift, (co-)author of three books
and numerous articles published in journals related to Russian and Soviet Studies.