Dennis Howard Green

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Dennis Howard Green (26 June 1922 – 5 December 2008) was Schröder Professor of German at the University of Cambridge.[1]

Life and work[edit]

Green studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was awarded a PhD in 1949 in Basel. He is the author of many books and scholarly essays in the field of medieval language and literature.

Academia[edit]

Green was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1979 he became the Schröder Professor of German at Cambridge University. In 1989, he became a Fellow of the British Academy.[2]

Family[edit]

He married Dorothy Warren in 1947 (died 2006; one daughter; marriage dissolved 1972), in 1972 he married Margaret Parry (died 1997), in 2001 he married Sarah Redpath.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Green, D.H. (1965). The Carolingian lord : semantic studies on four Old High German words: balder, frô, truhtin, hêrro. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Green, D.H. (1966). The Millstätter Exodus : a crusading epic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Green, D.H.; Johnson, L. Peter (1978). Approaches to Wolfram von Eschenbach : five essays. Bern: Peter Lang. ISBN 3261029080.
  • Green, D.H. (1979). Irony in the medieval romance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521224586.
  • Green, D.H. (1982). The art of recognition in Wolfram's Parzival. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521245001.
  • Green, D.H. (1994). Medieval listening and reading : the primary reception of German literature 800-1300. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521444934.
  • Green, D.H. (1998). Language and history in the early Germanic world. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521471346.
  • Green, D.H. (2002). The beginnings of medieval romance : fact and fiction, 1150-1220. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521813999.
  • Green, D.H. (2007). Women readers in the Middle Ages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521879422.
  • Green, D.H. (2009). Women and marriage in German medieval romance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521513357.

The Annual Record of Trinity College for 2009 has obituaries by Roger Paulin and Nigel Palmer. The latter contains a reference to a speech which Green made on the occasion of his eightieth birthday.

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