Bibliophiles and Bibliothieves

Bibliophiles and Bibliothieves

The Search for the Hildebrandslied and the Willehalm Codex

eBook - 2003
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In Bibliophiles and Bibliothieves , Opritsa Popa has documented what might justifiably be described as the most celebrated case of looting of two German cultural treasures by a member of the U.S. Army at the end of World War II and their subsequent odyssey across both an ocean and a continent: the pilfering from a cellar in Bad Wildungen of the ninth-century Liber Sapientiae , containing the two leaves of the oldest extant German heroic poem, the Old High German Hildebrandslied , along with the fourteenth-century illuminated Willehalm codex, both of which had been removed from the State Library in Kassel for protection from bombing raids.

Publisher: Berlin ; New York : W. de Gruyter, 2003.
ISBN: 3110177307
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 265 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc


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