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Münchener Texte und Untersuchungen zur deutschen Literatur des Mittelalters (MTU)


Fundamental Research into German Literature of the Middle Ages

The MTU Münchener Texte und Untersuchungen zur deutschen Literatur des Mittelalters (MTU) (i.e. Munich Texts and Studies of German Literature of the Middle Ages) is a highly regarded international series of publications that undertake research into medieval German-language literature. This long-standing series provides scholars with a selection of works that are editorially and analytically oriented and have been written by colleagues with expertise in their particular field. The contributors to the MTU come both Germany and abroad. The publications are available in German and English.

The Aims of the Series

Aim of the series is the publication of selected research findings, primarily from two particular fields of research:

  • Basic research: editions, studies of the history of tradition and texts, standard repertoires from the fields of material philology
  • Analytical articles concerned with the current discussion of methodology based on examples from studies.

Recently published:

Magdalena Butz: Heinrichs von Neustadt ›Gottes Zukunft‹. Erzählen vom Heil in der Volkssprache. Wiesbaden 2023 (MTU 153).

Currently being prepared:

Antje Thumser: Die ›Bayerische Chronik‹ des Ulrich Fuetrer. Überlieferung – Textgenese – Produktions- und Wirkungsstrategie.


The MTU is funded by the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften and the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung. The series is also supported financially by H.R.H. Franz, Duke of Bavaria.