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The Resource The medieval German Lohengrin : narrative poetics in the Story of the Swan Knight, Alastair Matthews, (electronic resource)

The medieval German Lohengrin : narrative poetics in the Story of the Swan Knight, Alastair Matthews, (electronic resource)

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The medieval German Lohengrin : narrative poetics in the Story of the Swan Knight
Title
The medieval German Lohengrin
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narrative poetics in the Story of the Swan Knight
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Alastair Matthews
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Language
eng
Summary
The tale of the mysterious knight carried across the water by a swan to the woman he saves and marries is one of the great narrative traditions of the Middle Ages. The version in the German Lohengrin (ca.1300) is perhaps the most striking. It captures the imagination with the appearance of the epic poet Wolfram von Eschenbach as narrator, the changing forms of the swan, and Lohengrin's appearance as a warrior alongside Saints Peter and Paul. In the past, however, Lohengrin has been dismissed as an awkward amalgamation of earlier sources - partly due to more recent retellings of the material, such as Wagner's opera. This first monograph on Lohengrin in English presents a new response to the challenges the text poses. It is a study of how we read narrative across temporal distance, and at its heart lies the question: if a story is not held together by the chronological and causal links characteristic of modern narratives, how <I>does</I> it cohere? Alastair Matthews analyzes both the invocations of Wolfram that frame the text and the story of the Swan Knight that they enclose, arguing that Lohengrin is defined by a web of connections in which questions ofidentity and recognition are crucial, and thus that the themes at the core of the tale govern how it is told. Alastair Matthews, DPhil Oxford, is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Centre for Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark.--
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1980-
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Matthews, Alastair
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Swan-knight (Legendary character)
  • German literature
  • Knights and knighthood in literature
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The medieval German Lohengrin : narrative poetics in the Story of the Swan Knight, Alastair Matthews, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacontent
Contents
Note on abbreviations, quotations, and references -- Introduction -- Wolfram and polemic: Lohengrin and the Wartburgkrieg -- Wolfram and chronicles: Lohengrin and the Sachsische Weltchronik -- Lohengrin's journey: identity in transition -- Lohengrin's battles: seeing and hearing identity -- Lohengrin's farewell: knowing identity -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Manuscripts -- Appendix 2: Ottonian Germany in Recension A of the Sachsische Weltchronik: Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, cod. guelf. 23.8 aug. 4?
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CR9781782048473
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1 online resource (viii, 236 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781782048473
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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The medieval German Lohengrin : narrative poetics in the Story of the Swan Knight, Alastair Matthews, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782048473/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on abbreviations, quotations, and references -- Introduction -- Wolfram and polemic: Lohengrin and the Wartburgkrieg -- Wolfram and chronicles: Lohengrin and the Sachsische Weltchronik -- Lohengrin's journey: identity in transition -- Lohengrin's battles: seeing and hearing identity -- Lohengrin's farewell: knowing identity -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Manuscripts -- Appendix 2: Ottonian Germany in Recension A of the Sachsische Weltchronik: Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, cod. guelf. 23.8 aug. 4?
Control code
CR9781782048473
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782048473
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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