Michael Curschmann, scholar of medieval German literature, dies at 81

October 24, 2017

Michael Curschmann, a professor of Germanic languages and literatures, emeritus, at Princeton University, died October 7 at his home in Princeton. He was 81.

Curschmann’s wide-ranging scholarship on medieval literature focused on the relationship between text and image. The objects of his scholarly works included manuscripts, early printed books, murals, tapestries and ivory caskets. More recently, he explored medieval musicology.

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