The Arthur of the Germans: The Arthurian Legend in Medieval German and Dutch Literature (Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages) (Paperback)

The Arthur of the Germans: The Arthurian Legend in Medieval German and Dutch Literature (Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages) By W. H. Jackson (Editor), S. A. Ranawake (Editor) Cover Image

The Arthur of the Germans: The Arthurian Legend in Medieval German and Dutch Literature (Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages) (Paperback)

By W. H. Jackson (Editor), S. A. Ranawake (Editor)

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From the twelfth century on, the legends of King Arthur and his knights spread across Europe, resulting in a wide range of adaptations and often completely new stories. Central to this expansion were the Germans and the Dutch, both of whom contributed works of outstanding quality. This edited collection surveys German and Dutch Arthurian literature, all the while documenting how the legends were modified as they came into contact with northern and central European traditions. The Arthur of the Germans will appeal to students and scholars of medieval literature and anyone interested in Arthurian, Tristan, and Grail legends.

W. H. Jackson is a senior lecturer in German at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of Chivalry in Twelfth-Century Germany: the Works of Hartmann von Aue (1994). Silvia Ranawake is Professor of German at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. Her most recent book is an edition of the work of Walther von der Vogelweide.
Product Details ISBN: 9780708324486
ISBN-10: 0708324487
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publication Date: February 15th, 2012
Pages: 337
Language: English
Series: Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages