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Sebastian Brant’s Ship of Fools in German and English Collections

10 May 2021, 3-4 pm

On the 500th anniversary of the death of Sebastian Brant, this show-and-tell session brings together a multilingual array of his European bestseller, the Ship of Fools, live from the Bodleian Library, the British Library and the Staatsbibliothek Bamberg.

Presenters:

  • Alexandra Franklin (Bodleian Library)
  • Susan Reed (British Library)
  • Bettina Wagner (Staatsbibliothek Bamberg)
  • Alyssa Steiner (Bamberg / Oxford)
  • Henrike Lähnemann (Oxford)
  • Sebastian Brant: Narrenschiff. Basel: Johann Bergmann von Olpe, 12.II.1499.4° (GW 5047)
    Copy of the third edition of Sebastian Brant’s ‘Narrenschiff’, London BL, IA.37957 and Bamberg SB Inc.typ.Ic.I.1
  • Sebastian Brant: Das neue Narrenschiff. Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 28.V.1498 (GW 5052)
    Copy of an Augsburg reprint of the Strasburg interpolation of the Ship of Fools. Oxford Bod., Auct. 7Q 5.20
  • Sebastian Brant: Das Narrenschiff, Middle Low German. Lübeck [Mohnkopfdrucker (Hans van Ghetelen)], 1497. 4° (GW 5053)
    One of two extant copies of the Middle Low German translation of the Ship of Fools. London BL, IA.9927
  • Sebastian Brant: Das Narrenschiff, Latin by Jacobus Locher Philomusus. Basel: Johann Bergmann von Olpe. 1.III.1497. 4° (GW5054) Copy of the edition princeps of the highly influential Latin translation
    Oxford Bod., Douce 70
  • Sebastian Brant: Das Narrenschiff, Latin by Jacobus Locher Philomusus (GW 5061)
    With additions by Thomas Beccadelli. Basel: Johann Bergmann von Olpe, 1.VIII.1497.4°. Bamberg SB Inc.typ.M.V.25#1

Register for the Zoom session at tinyurl.com/NarrenschiffBodleian For more information contact Henrike Lähnemann henrike.laehnemann@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

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