Gottfried von Strassburg and the Medieval Tristan Legend

September 1990
11 black and white illustrations
308 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Studies
ISBN: 9780859912945
Format: Hardback

Gottfried von Strassburg and the Medieval Tristan Legend

Papers from an Anglo- North American Symposium

Edited by Adrian Stevens, Roy Wisbey

This volume comprises selected papers from a Tristan symposium held at the Institute of Germanic Studies in London. The symposium was conceived by the organizers as an experiment in transatlantic dialogue and the papers represent the views of scholars from a variety of North American and British universities. The main focus of attention is Gottfried's Tristan. Familiar assumptions about the text are questioned and fresh perspectives are offered on many contentious issues: those disagreements which persist are themselves a reflection posed by Gottfried's masterpiece. In addition, new light is thrown on the treatment of the Tristan theme in medieval and modern times.Contributors are: MICHAEL CURSCHMANN, W.J. MCCANN, MARGARET BROWN, C. STEPHEN JAEGER, M.H. JONES, ADRIAN STEVENS, ARTHUR GROOS, THOMAS KERTH, MICHAEL BATTS, MARIANNE WYNN, JANET WHARTON, GEORGE GILLESPIE, JOAN M. FERRANTE, LESLIE SEIFFERT, SIDNEY M. JOHNSON, PETRUS W. TAX, AUGUST CLOSS, H.B. WILLSON, ROY WISBEY.


`a volume which can be highly recommended to anyone who needs an easily approachable cross-section of well presented and (almost without exception) lucidly argued recent research on varied aspects of Gottfried's Tristanand the medieval legend on which it was based. It is also an admirable book to put into the hands of students—as it is extremely well suited to stirring the imagination and suggesting approaches'. NOTTINGHAM MEDIEVAL STUDIES36, '92

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