Old Czech Literature is one of the big unknowns of verbal art in Europe, familiar only to a small number or experts. Here, for the first time within such a frame, the attempt is made to offer a significant selection in both the original and English interlinear translation. This selection spans all the major genres of fiction of Czech medieval (pre-Hussite) literature. All the texts (complete or in excerpts) are introduced and annotated. Introductory bibliographies help the student and interested reader to obtain further information.
Frankfurt/M., Bern, New York, Paris, 1991. 255 pp.
Contents: Lat. Ludmila-Legend - Cosmas-Chronicle - Spiritual poetry - Secular poetry including songs of the vagrants - Pilate-
and Judas-Legends - Catharine-Legend - Alexandriad - The «Dalimil» - Quackdoctor - Tkadleoek - Stilfríd - Thomas of Stítné