Early versions in medieval textual traditions. Wolfram’s Parzival as a test case

Stolz, Michael (2013). Early versions in medieval textual traditions. Wolfram’s Parzival as a test case. In: Moers, Gerald; Widmaier, Kai; Giewekemeyer, Antonia; Lümers, Arndt; Ernst, Ralf (eds.) Dating Egyptian Literary Texts. Göttingen, 9-12 June 2010. Bd. 1. Lingua Aegyptia Studia Monographica: Vol. 11 (pp. 561-587). Hamburg: Widmaier Verlag

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Wolfram von Eschenbach’s novel Parzival is a courtly romance composed in German language shortly after 1200. In a project, based at the University of Bern, a new critical edition of the poem is prepared in electronic and printed form. It visualizes parallel textual versions, which, depending on particular circumstances of oral performance, have developed in the early stage of the poem’s transmission. Philological research as well as phylogenetic techniques common in the natural sciences, e.g. in molecular biology, have been used to demonstrate the existence of these early textual versions. The article shows how both methods work and how they are applied to the ongoing edition. Exemplary passages to be presented include the text of some rare fragments written in the first decades of the 13th century, which might even go back to the author’s lifetime and which allow to date the existence of the versions they belong to.

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

Subjects:

400 Language > 430 German & related languages
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 830 German & related literatures

ISSN:

0946-8641

ISBN:

978-3-943955-11-8

Series:

Lingua Aegyptia Studia Monographica

Publisher:

Widmaier Verlag

Projects:

[160] Die Fassung *m im Kontext der Fassungen von Wolframs ›Parzival‹. Eine Ausgabe in synoptischer Form (D-A-CH) Official URL

Language:

English

Submitter:

Michael Rudolf Stolz

Date Deposited:

04 Jun 2014 14:15

Last Modified:

17 Nov 2016 11:44

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.53421

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/53421

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