On the diverse duties of the servants of princes: Lorenz Beger (1653-1705), librarian, antiquarian, and court poet in Heidelberg

Authors
Citation
S. Smart, On the diverse duties of the servants of princes: Lorenz Beger (1653-1705), librarian, antiquarian, and court poet in Heidelberg, MOD LANG R, 94, 1999, pp. 1025-1040
Citations number
47
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Language & Linguistics
Journal title
MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW
ISSN journal
0026-7937 → ACNP
Volume
94
Year of publication
1999
Part
4
Pages
1025 - 1040
Database
ISI
SICI code
0026-7937(199910)94:<1025:OTDDOT>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
The career of Lorenz Berger (1653-1705), active at both the Palatine and Br andenburg courts, highlights the diverse demands made on the university-edu cated middle-class official employed at the seventeenth-century court and t he benefits that this employment brought to both the prince and his servant . Particular emphasis is given to Berger's work as poet and organizer of fe stivities at the court of Elector Karl II of the Pfalz (1651-85). The enter tainments are examined with regard to their function, their connection to t he contemporary political situation, and their relationship to the festivit ies of the Protestant Union.