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Altdeutsche Genesis#

Altdeutsche Genesis (Old German Genesis), in early Middle High German, anonymous poetic Bible rendition written around 1060/80 of approximately 6000 lines of rhyming couplets which were still relatively free as regards meter; tells biblical stories from the Creation to Joseph in Egypt, passed on along with the Altdeutscher Exodus.


Edition: K. Smits, 1972.

Further reading#

D. Kartschoke, Geschichte der deutschen Literatur im fruehen Mittelalter, 1990.