"A thing called the Grail". Oriental Spolia in Wolfram’s 'Parzival' and its Manuscript Tradition

Stolz, Michael (2010). "A thing called the Grail". Oriental Spolia in Wolfram’s 'Parzival' and its Manuscript Tradition. In: Saurma-Jeltsch, Lieselotte E.; Eisenbeiss, Anja (eds.) The Power of Things and the Flow of Cultural Transformations. Art and Culture between Europe and Asia (pp. 188-216). München/Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag

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The paper deals with Arabic objects, names and concepts in Wolfram’s main novel. It shows that oriental components of the text such as the grail, planet names, the Prester John or the asserted source of Kyot prove to be a product of eastern contacts and imagination. The manuscript transmission reflects this fact in the way it adds alterations and ornamental decorations to the text.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Germanic Languages
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Germanic Languages > Old German Language and Literature

UniBE Contributor:

Stolz, Michael

Publisher:

Deutscher Kunstverlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Michael Rudolf Stolz

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:15

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2016 14:43

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.4250

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/4250 (FactScience: 208405)

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