THE MUNICH HERITAGE
This paper is a continuation of Gábor Sarbak's article titled 'An early16th-century Hungarian record int he National Library of Bavaria'. As a first attempt to analyse the Munich Heritage, discovered in the National Library of Bavaria, it tries to find answers to the following questions. In the case of paired texts, the author tries to find out how the variants are related to one another, as well as to other variants found in Hungarian codices; and whether the former can be shown to follow the pattern of some of the latter. (In the case of single-variant prayers, it is obviously only the second point that can be investigated.) With respect to the language teaching material, what is at issue is its relation to similar materials known so far. The thorniest issue, however, is what the texts reveal with respect to the circumstances among which the language record came into being and its aims. A special merit of this text is that features of written vs. spoken language can be studied with the help of the variant prayers.
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