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By Albrecht Classen

Even though there have been a few notable girls writers of the past due heart a while, it was once now not concept that ladies composed lyric poetry. Albrecht Classen's cautious research of archival fabric, despite the fact that, proves this to be a false impression, and during this quantity he offers a range of secular love songs and non secular hymns composed by means of 15th- and sixteenth-century German ladies poets, the following translated for the 1st time, according to his two-volume variation within the unique language. many ladies appear to have left their works anonymously, or concealed their names of their texts utilizing acrostics; in those and different situations, utilizing applicable learn instruments, Classen has pointed out a substantial corpus of women's poetry which now grants to fill the space formerly presupposed to exist within the historical past of medieval and early-modern German women's poetry.

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