Medieval Literacy and Textuality in Middle High German: by A. Volfing

By A. Volfing

This e-book addresses the themes of literacy and textuality with a view to enhance a brand new line of interpretation for a landmark of heart excessive German literature. Albrecht's Jüngerer Titurel is an intellectually bold narrative written ca. 1270 as a prequel and sequel to the extra well-known Arthurian texts via Wolfram von Eschenbach. half one of many monograph considers the protagonists' obsessive engagement with the written be aware in all its manifestations. half focuses complicated building of 2 competing narrative personae and at the author's aesthetic and ethical justification of his literary undertaking. .

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3363 B). However, the use of writing is also seen as psychologically comforting in other situations. For examples, those warriors who witnessed the combat between Hernant and Fridebant later insist on having written records drawn up on the basis of their memories,42 because oral reports of the event would not have been regarded as convincing: Si liezen niht beliben durch sagebære wunder, si hiezen alle schriben den strit ieclicher in sin lant besunder an sin gehugde buoch, wan si des jahen, daz iz unglouplich wære von allen, di iz horten oder sahen.

T. 32 In other cases, the meaning of a name is veiled and can only be accessed through the techniques of etymological analysis. 34 In this context, the dog Gardivias, whose names is not only translated (J. T. T. 36 Whereas one might normally expect the topos of the name as veriloquium / praesagium to be applied primarily to those figures whose natures and careers are of central interest to the audience, Albrecht’s narrator is in fact very uneven in his distribution of etymological translations, ignoring the names of most major protagonists, and sometimes devoting considerable attention to the names of characters who only engage the audience’s attention for the briefest moment.

The Secundille material is peripheral, as vrou Aventiure is the first to point out in her conversation with the narrator: Min friunt von Blienvelden, waz wiltu an mir rechen? wes sol Sigun engelden, durch was sold ich von Secundillen sprechen? T. 5295,1–2) [My friend from Pleinfeld,45 why are you making things difficult for me? Why should Sigune lose out [in terms of our attention]? 46 However, this extradiegetic piece of motivation has no bearing on Ginover’s decision to call for immediate written documentation.

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