Melchior Goldast and the ›Codex Manesse‹

The Swiss humanist and lawyer Melchior Goldast of Haiminsfeld made the most important medieval poetry manuscript in German, the 'Codex Manesse', known to a wider public for the first time around 1600. Goldast made extensive notes on the manuscript. He quoted and edited them in his printed works. Michael Wolbring offers deep insights into the work of Goldast and his motivation.