Essays on Medieval German and Other Poetry by A. T. HattoEssays on Medieval German and Other Poetry by A. T. Hatto

Essays on Medieval German and Other Poetry

byA. T. Hatto

Paperback | August 11, 2011

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The essays reprinted in this 1980 book were first published at various times between 1951 and 1972. They deal largely with medieval German heroic and epic poetry, emphasising the way the basic language and imagery of that literature were rooted in a deep understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Professor Hatto presents these essays in the hope of enabling readers to recapture the significance of early poetry, the understanding of which is of increasing importance in an age where man is divorced from his natural setting.
Title:Essays on Medieval German and Other PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.87 inPublished:August 11, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521158559

ISBN - 13:9780521158558

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Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Love Poetry: 1. Neidhart von Reuental; 2. A note on Walther's song 'Madam, accept this garland' (A May Dance for the Court); 3. The lime-tree and early German, Goliard and English lyric poetry; 4. Folk ritual and the Minnesang; 5. An early 'Tagelied'; 6. Das Tagelied in der Weltliteratur; Part II. Heroic Poetry: 7. On the excellence of the 'Hildebrandslied': a comparative study in dynamics; 8. Shamanism and epic poetry in Northern Asia; Part III. Wolfram von Eschenbach: 9. On Wolfram's conception of the 'Graal'; 10. Some notes on Chrértien de Troyes and Wolfram von Eschenbach; 11. Y a-t-il un Roman du Graal de Kyot le Provençal?; 12. Herzeloyde's Dragon-dream; 13. Wolfram von Eschenbach and the Chase; Part IV. Animal Symbolism: 14. 'Venus and Adonis' - and the Boar; 15. Snake-swords and Boar-helms in Beowulf; 16. Das Falkenlied des Kürenbergers; 17. Der minnen vederspil Isot; 18. The Swan Maiden: a folk-tale of North Eurasian origin?; 19. Poetry and the Hunt in medieval Germany; Notes; Index.