German Romance II: Gauriel von Muntabel by Konrad von Stoffeln

German Romance II: Gauriel von Muntabel by Konrad von Stoffeln

Translated by Siegfried Christoph

Edited by Siegfried Christoph





Text and facing translation of an unjustly neglected thirteenth-century German Arthurian romance.
Gauriel von Muntabel, by Konrad von Stoffeln, dates from the late thirteenth century; it offers much evidence for literary reception in the middle ages from the prominent part which it accords to the heroes of earlier romances, such as Hartmann von Aue's Erec, its several references to characters from contemporary authors, including Wirnt von Grafenberg, and its thematic relationship to works like Marie de France's Lanval. The facing text and translation are accompanied by an introduction to the work, addressing in particular the divergent manuscript tradition and the role that this has played in the reception of the romance; it also offers readers an interpretative context informed by newer scholarship on the 'post-classical' Middle High German Arthurian writers. The volume is completed with an index of proper names and bibliography.


May 2007
368 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Archives
ISBN: 9781843840770
Format: Hardback
BIC DCF, 1D, 2AB, 3H
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Table of Contents

Gauriel von Muntabel, MHG text and translation
Index of proper names


A welcome addition to an essential series. SPECULUM

This nicely done reprint of the critically edited text, accompanied by a pleasant to read translation, will undoubtedly serve its purpose. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

The format of the edition and translation is ideal. (The editor) has provided students and scholars of medieval German literature an interesting but overlooked German romance. A useful tool for beginners and students of Middle High German language and literature. JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND GERMANIC PHILOLOGY

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