Methodengeschichte der Germanistik
The History of Methodology in German Studies contains comprehensive and systematically arranged articles on all the important methodologies deployed in German Studies. The individual contributions contain a definition and an explanation of central specialist terms together with an analysis of the institutional history, i.e. in each case the circumstances are described which led to the establishment of the method. There then follow accounts of the most important manifestos and the most frequently cited and influential examples of their use. Account is taken both of Modern and Medieval German Studies and of linguistics.