Monday, March 07, 2005

Heinrich Von Melk

A Benedictine lay brother of the Austrian monastery of Melk, he composed a vivid poem Von des T�des geh�gede (c. 1150 - 60; �Remembrance of Death� or �Memento Mori�). The monkish theme is traditional, but the poem's satiric edge and unflattering description of the contemporary emerging feudal and courtly culture

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