Chrétien de Troyes and the German Middle Ages

February 1993
368 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Studies
ISBN: 9780859913560
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC LCO003000

Chrétien de Troyes and the German Middle Ages

Papers from an International Symposium

Edited by Martin H. Jones, Roy Wisbey

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Studies showing the influence of the French Arthurian romances of Chrétien de Troyes on German medieval literature.
The pre-eminent role of Chrétien de Troyes in the formation of Arthurian romance is reflected in the swift and brilliant response of German courtly poets to his works. Within a few years of their composition, Erec et Enide and Yvain were adapted for German audiences by Hartmann von Aue, while Chrétien's unfinished Grail-story was taken up by Wolfram von Eschenbach and brought to a triumphant conclusion in Parzival. In this volume a distinguished international team of scholars contrast the treatment and reception of the stories in Germany with their French originals.

Contributors: E.M.MELETINSKY, MICHAEL BATTS, SILVIA RANAWAKE, W.H.JACKSON, H.B.WILSON, KAREN PRATT, MARTIN H. JONES, DANIEL ROCHER, WALTER BLANK, KLAUS GRUBMULLER, TONY HUNT, WIEBKE FREYTAG, MICHAEL CURSCHMANN, RENE PERENNEC, ADRIAN STEVENS, ARTHUR GROOS, TIMOTHY McFARLAND, J.-M. PASTRE and VOLKER HONEMAN.

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