The New International Encyclopædia/Mundt, Theodor
MUNDT, Theodor (1808-61). A German novelist and critic of the ‘young German’ school, husband of “Luise Mühlbach.” In 1848 he became professor of history at Breslau, and in 1850 professor and university librarian at Berlin. He became first known by his Madonna, oder Gesprache mit einer Heiligen, a memorial of Charlotte Stieglitz. Mundt edited, with Varnhagen von Ense, Knebel's letters and posthumous works, and also published Luther's Politische Schriften. He wrote books of travel and romantically historical novels: Carmela (1844); Mendoza (1847); Die Matadore, etc. (1850); and also Geschichte der Weltlitteratur; Geschichte der Litteratur der Gegenwart (1842); Geschichte der Gesellschaft; and a critical Kunst der deutschen Prosa (1837).