Thomas Murner - M. A. Sabellici Hystory von anbeschaffener welt

Thomas Murner - M. A. Sabellici Hystory von anbeschaffener welt Facsimile Edition

Alsace (France) — 1534

With no less than 343 illustrations from the hand of Emperor Maximilian's court poet: a late and unprinted work of universal history translated by Thomas Murner, which was preserved only in a single manuscript

  1. Thomas Murner (1475 – ca. 1537) was an Alsatian poet, translator, satirist, and member of the Franciscan Order

  2. He received recognition as a poet and theologian from Emperor Maximilian I and King Henry VIII of England

  3. Murner’s translation of the universal history by Sabellicus (1436–1506) was likely his last work

Thomas Murner - M. A. Sabellici Hystory von anbeschaffener welt

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Thomas Murner - M. A. Sabellici Hystory von anbeschaffener welt

Thomas Murner was a poet, translator, and satirist from Alsace who entered the Franciscan Order in 1490 before he began travelling extensively in 1495. His travels, during which he was occupied with teaching and preaching, took him to France, Switzerland, Poland, and Italy. He was named poet laureate by Emperor Maximilian I in 1505 and came to England at the invitation of King Henry VIII in 1523. The 70+ surviving works by Murner reveal not only his diverse interests but also his biting satire, which was aimed at corruption and the Reformation, Martin Luther in particular. He was also a skilled and prolific translator who was capable of not only translating from Latin but Hebrew as well. Murner’s translation of the famous universal history written by Sabellicus was a late work and was never printed. It has been partially preserved in a manuscript with 343 illustrations in Murner’s own hand, which has been made available for the first time as a facsimile edition.

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Origin
France
Date
1534
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Illustrations
343 Illustrations
Facsimile Editions

#1 Thomas Murner - M. A. Sabellici Hystory von anbeschaffener Welt. Übersetzung der Enneades des Marcus Antonius Sabellicus

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