"Multilingual, Before Modernity," review of Medieval Multilingualism: The Francophone World and Its Neighbours, edited by Christopher Kleinhenz and Keith Busby Brepols


  • Albrecht Classen University of Arizona


Mediaeval Studies, Literary Studies, literature, multilingualism, codeswitching

Author Biography

Albrecht Classen, University of Arizona

Classen is University Distinguished Professor and Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of German Studies. Dr. Albrecht Classen was born near Bad Hersfeld in Northern Hesse, Germany. He studied at the universities of Marburg, Erlangen (Germany), Millersville, PA (USA), Oxford (Great Britain), Salamanca (Spain), Urbino (Italy), and Charlottesville, VA (USA). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1986. He has a broad range of research interests covering the history of medieval and early modern German and European literature and culture from about 800 to 1800. He has published more than 75 scholarly books, critical editions, translations, and textbooks, and 9 poetry volumes of his own (Nov. 2013). He is the editor of Mediaevistik and Humanities- Open Access.Online, and book review editor of Trans-Lit2.