A Companion to the Nibelungenlied

A Companion to the Nibelungenlied
A Book

by Winder McConnell

  • Publisher : Camden House
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : 9781571131515
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Companion to the Nibelungenlied draws on the expertise of scholars from Germany, Britain, and the United States to offer the reader fresh perspectives on a wide variety of topics regarding the epic: the latest theories regarding manuscript tradition, authorship, conflict, combat, and politics, the Otherworld and its inhabitants, eroticism (in both the Nibelungenlied and Wagner's Ring), the twentieth-century reception both of the Nibelungenlied and of its most intriguing protagonist, Kriemhild, key concepts used by the poet, the heroic, feudal, and courtly elements in the work, and an analysis of archetypal elements from the perspective of Jungian psychology.

Triuwe and Vriunt in the Nibelungenlied

Triuwe and Vriunt in the Nibelungenlied
A Book

by Francis G. Gentry

  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9789062033683
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied
with The Klage

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release : 2018-03-01
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 1624666779
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Filled with portrayals of deception, love, murder, and revenge—yet defying traditional medieval epic conventions for representing character—the Nibelungenlied is the greatest and most unique epic in Middle High German. The Klage, its consistent companion text in the manuscript tradition, continues the story, detailing the devastating aftermath of the Burgundians' bloody slaughter. William Whobrey's new volume offers both—together for the first time in English—in a prose version informed by recent scholarship that brilliantly conveys to modern readers not only the sense but also the tenor of the originals.

The Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied
The Lay of the Nibelungs

by Cyril Edwards

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2010-02-11
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0199238545
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Nibelungenlied is the greatest medieval German heroic poem, a revenge saga on an epic scale, which tells how dragon-slayer Sivrit acquires the priceless hoard of the dwarvish Nibelungs, and of the tragic conflict between Kriemhilt and Hagen. This is the first prose translation for over forty years, with full introductory materials.

The Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied
A Book

by Anonymous

  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 2019-11-20
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Nibelungenlied" by Anonymous (translated by Daniel Bussier Shumway). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied
A Book

by Lars Ulwencreutz

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 1304830551
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. The story tells of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians. It may be considered as the worlds first fantasy story. Heroes, dragons, treasures, sword fights and magic. This is the prose version of the famous epic poem. The Nibelungenlied is based on pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs (the ""Nibelungensaga""), which include oral traditions and reports based on historic events and individuals of the 5th and 6th centuries. Old Norse parallels of the legend survive in the Volsunga saga, the Prose Edda, the Poetic Edda, the Legend of Norna-Gest, and the iorekssaga.

A Preface to the ‘Nibelungenlied’

A Preface to the ‘Nibelungenlied’
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 1987-06
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 0804770379
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book aims to make available the necessary background for an informed reading of the Nibelungenlied, the twelfth-century epic perhaps best known to non-Germans from Wagner's music dramas. Two traditions of scholarly thought exist about the Nibelungenlied. The first sees the poem as a development out of German heroic legend; the second focuses on the work's location in the contemporary literary context at the end of the twelfth century. The first and older school deals with the evolution of the story over time and the question of how short heroic poems attained epic compass in the later Nibelungenlied. The second seeks to interpret the poem in terms of the new emergence of Arthurian romance around 1200. The author attempts to bridge the gap between the two contending schools, suggesting that neither approach precludes the other. Although the Nibelungenlied poet drew the story itself from earlier heroic poems, the author makes clear that the poet absorbed impulses from other types of literature as well. The book is in three parts. Part I discusses literary antecedents, tracing the development of German heroic poetry from the Migration Age on, then describing narrative practice in the twelfth century, in historical and legendary epic on the one hand and romance on the other. Part II analyzes the Nibelungenlied in its immediate literary context, addressing possible sources and narrative innovations. The author relates the story of the poem to the immediate antecedent versions of the legend that are now preserved only in the Norse Thidrek's Saga, surveys recent general interpretations, and suggests a literary-historical analysis that can plot the Nibelungenlied more accurately on the literary map of the twelfth century. Part III comprises previously untranslated texts and summaries of source materials bearing on the Nibelungenlied.

Reading the Nibelungenlied

Reading the Nibelungenlied
A Book

by Neil Thomas

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reading the Nibelungenlied is an introduction to a German example of the 'heroic' genre which provides an interpretative commentary aimed at students and readers with an interest in both medieval and modern receptions of the Nibelungen legends.

Rules for the Endgame

Rules for the Endgame
The World of the Nibelungenlied

by Jan-Dirk Müller

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2007-11-19
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN : 080188702X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The source of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle, the Nibelungenlied occupies a unique place in medieval literary history. Commonly seen as the paradigmatic example of national epic, its interpretation has long been colored by the later evolution of German cultural tradition. In Rules for the Endgame Jan-Dirk Müller argues that the literary reception of the Nibelungenlied was problematic long before the modern era. Here Müller uncovers the complex and heterogeneous cultural context from which the poem emerged. He challenges scholarly readers to move beyond modern methods of criticism and analysis—specifically, in their expectations of coherence, agreement, and integrity—and to look for other possibilities and methods of interpretation. He recommends a reading that elucidates meaningful linkages, isotopes, and structural recurrences on the epic's different levels and thematic subjects. This groundbreaking interpretation offers a new approach to the reading of medieval literature and revolutionizes the study of the Nibelungenlied itself—providing a richer understanding of the work's significance both in its era and for our own.

The Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied
Translated Into Rhymed English Verse

by George Henry Needler

  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release : 2019-05-23
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9780464999799
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Nibelungenlied ("The Song of the Nibelungs") is an epic poem originally written in in Middle High German around the year 1180. It tells the story of the dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, how he was murdered, and of his wife Kriemhild's revenge. Along with the Völsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied served as source material for Richard Wagner's famous four music dramas Der Ring des Nibelungen ("The Ring of the Nibelung"), although the storyline in the Nibelungenlied is far more extensive than in Wagner's work. Based on pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs which include ancient oral traditions (including the Norse sagas), the Nibelungenlied first appeared from the area of the Danube between Passau and Vienna, from where the oldest manuscripts originate. The epic is divided into two parts, the first dealing with the story of Siegfried and Kriemhild, the wooing of Brünhild and the death of Siegfried at the hands of Hagen, and Hagen's hiding of the Nibelung treasure in the Rhine (Chapters 1-19). The second part deals with Kriemhild's marriage to Etzel (Atilla the Hun), her plans for revenge, the journey of the Burgundians to the court of Etzel, and their last stand in Etzel's hall (Chapters 20-39). The original was written as a poem in 2,400 stanzas, divided up into 39 Aventiuren ("adventures"). This edition has been translated into poem format with the exact metre of the German original. It includes a complete background introductory essay by the translator, in which much fascinating detail of the epic is revealed. About the translator: Major George Henry Needler, PhD, (1866-1962) was born in Millbrook, Canada, and received his BA from University College in 1886 and a PhD from Leipzig.

The Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied
A Book

by Anonymous

  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1465518754
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Nibelungen Tradition

The Nibelungen Tradition
An Encyclopedia

by Francis G. Gentry

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN : 0815317859
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Within the English-speaking world, no work of the German High Middle Ages is better known than the Nibelungenlied, which has stirred the imagination of artists and readers far beyond its land of origin. Its international influence extends from literature to music, art, film, politics and propaganda, psychology, archeology, and military history. Now for the first time all references to the vast Nibelungen tradition have been catalogued in this comprehensive encyclopedia containing nearly 1000 entries by several dozen international contributors, including the most distinguished scholars in the field. Readers will find illuminating passages on a variety of topics, including literary and extra-literary references, characters and place names, significant motifs and concepts, historical background, and cultural reception through the centuries. This monumental work is an invaluable guide to a fascinating, age-old tradition.

Das Nibelungenlied

Das Nibelungenlied
Song of the Nibelungs

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2006-01-01
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 0300131429
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No poem in German literature is so well known and studied in Europe as the 800-year-old "Das Nibelungenlied." In the English-speaking world, however, the poem has remained little known, languishing without an adequate translation. This wonderful new translation by eminent translator Burton Raffel brings the epic poem to life in English for the first time, rendering it in verse that does full justice to the original High Middle German. His translation underscores the formal aspects of the poem and preserves its haunting beauty. Often called the German "lliad," "Das Nibelungenlied" is a heroic epic both national in character and sweeping in scope. The poem moves inexorably from romance through tragedy to holocaust. It portrays the existential struggles and downfall of an entire people, the Burgundians, in a military conflict with the Huns and their King. In his foreword to the book, Michael Dirda observes the story 'could be easily updated to describe the downfall of a Mafia crime family, something like "The Godfather," with swords'. The tremendous appeal of "Das Nibelungenlied" throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is reflected in such works as Richard Wagner's opera tetralogy "Der Ring des Nibelung," Fritz Lang's two-part film "Die Nibelungen," and, more recently, J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings."

The Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied
The Fall of the Niebelungers, Otherwise the Book of Kriemhild

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Nibelungenlied (Prose Translation)

The Nibelungenlied (Prose Translation)
A Book

by Daniel B. Shumway

  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release : 2018-10-08
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9780464990956
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Nibelungenlied ("The Song of the Nibelungs") is an epic poem originally written in in Middle High German around the year 1180. It tells the story of the dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, how he was murdered, and of his wife Kriemhild's revenge. Along with the Völsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied served as source material for Richard Wagner's famous four music dramas Der Ring des Nibelungen ("The Ring of the Nibelung"), although the storyline in the Nibelungenlied is far more extensive than in Wagner's work. Based on pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs which include ancient oral traditions (including the Norse sagas), the Nibelungenlied first appeared from the area of the Danube between Passau and Vienna, from where the oldest manuscripts originate. The epic is divided into two parts, the first dealing with the story of Siegfried and Kriemhild, the wooing of Brünhild and the death of Siegfried at the hands of Hagen, and Hagen's hiding of the Nibelung treasure in the Rhine (Chapters 1-19). The second part deals with Kriemhild's marriage to Etzel (Atilla the Hun), her plans for revenge, the journey of the Burgundians to the court of Etzel, and their last stand in Etzel's hall (Chapters 20-39). The original was written as a poem in 2,400 stanzas, divided up into 39 Aventiuren ("adventures"). This edition has been translated into prose format, but still accurately follows the storyline of all the Adventures. It includes a complete background introductory essay by the translator, in which the history of the surviving manuscripts and their storylines are fully explored. About the translator: Daniel Bussier Shumway (1868-1940), served as Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature at University of Pennsylvania.

The Study of the Nibelungenlied

The Study of the Nibelungenlied
Being the History of the Study of the Epic an Legend from 1755 to 1937

by Mary Thorp

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1940
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Nibelungenlied and Gudrun in England and America

The Nibelungenlied and Gudrun in England and America
A Book

by Francis Edward Sandbach

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1904
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Study Guide for Anonymous's "Nibelungenlied"

A Study Guide for Anonymous's 'Nibelungenlied'
A Book

by Gale, Cengage Learning

  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 1410353877
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Study Guide for Anonymous's "Nibelungenlied," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Epics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Epics for Students for all of your research needs.

The Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied
History and Interpretation

by Edward Haymes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Richard Wagner, Fritz Lang, and the Nibelungen

Richard Wagner, Fritz Lang, and the Nibelungen
The Dramaturgy of Disavowal

by David J. Levin

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2014-12-25
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1400866693
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This highly original book draws on narrative and film theory, psychoanalysis, and musicology to explore the relationship between aesthetics and anti-Semitism in two controversial landmarks in German culture. David Levin argues that Richard Wagner's opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen and Fritz Lang's 1920s film Die Nibelungen creatively exploit contrasts between good and bad aesthetics to address the question of what is German and what is not. He shows that each work associates a villainous character, portrayed as non-Germanic and Jewish, with the sometimes dramatically awkward act of narration. For both Wagner and Lang, narration--or, in cinematic terms, visual presentation--possesses a typically Jewish potential for manipulation and control. Consistent with this view, Levin shows, the Germanic hero Siegfried is killed in each work by virtue of his unwitting adoption of a narrative role. Levin begins with an explanation of the book's theoretical foundations and then applies these theories to close readings of, in turn, Wagner's cycle and Lang's film. He concludes by tracing how Germans have dealt with the Nibelungen myths in the wake of the Second World War, paying special attention to Michael Verhoeven's 1989 film The Nasty Girl. His fresh and interdisciplinary approach sheds new light not only on Wagner's Ring and Lang's Die Nibelungen, but also on the ways in which aesthetics can be put to the service of aggression and hatred. The book is an important contribution to scholarship in film and music and also to the broader study of German culture and national identity.