Theuerdank

Germany — 1517

Theuerdank

Theuerdank

Alternative Titles:
  • Die Ruhmreichen Taten des Ritters Theuerdank
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Short Description

One of the most important works of the German Renaissance was printed in the year 1517 in Nuremberg: an epic poem by Emperor Maximilian I himself! In Theuerdank, the Kaiser addresses his journey to meet his new bride, Mary of Burgundy, which is embedded in an environment which is typical for that time – full of adventure and chivalrous virtues. The most important artists of the time, including Hans Burgkmair, Hans Schäufelein, and Leonhard Beck, contributed to the magnificent illustrations in the form of 118 woodcuts. The Augsburg printer Hans Schönesperger, Maximilian’s imperial book printer, produced the work with a specially designed typeface. It was first printed on vellum in a very limited publication for various German princes, dignitaries, and those close to Maximilian.

Codicology
Alternative Titles
Die Ruhmreichen Taten des Ritters Theuerdank
Origin
Germany
Date
1517
Language
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Limited Edition
999 copies
Commentary
1 volume by Anja Grebe
Language: German
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