Literature and the arts play a central role in shaping public discourse, as can be demonstrated in German literature from Nürnberg at the close of the Thirty Years' War. Juxtaposing the fictitious beast Kriegs-Rhinoceros to establish the social imaginary of German-speaking lands at the time, the following case study of Johann Vogel's Meditationes emblematicae de restaurata pace Germaniae = Sinnebilder von dem widergebrachten Teutschen Frieden (1649) shows how emblems functioned as instruments of peace during the negotiations at Nürnberg.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-314
Number of pages15
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Emblem
  • Georg Philipp Harsdörffer
  • Johann Vogel
  • Nürnberg
  • Peace

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory

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