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Otfrid of Weissenburg

(d. c. 875)


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(d. c.875),

author of an Old High German biblical epic. He was a monk of Weissenburg (modern Wissembourg) in Alsace. His Evangelienbuch, a poem of over 7,000 lines, consists of a Life of Christ constructed from Gospel passages accompanied by theological commentary and culminating in the Last Judgement.

Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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