Publisher: D.S.Brewer (December 7, 2000)
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Ulrich von Zatzikhoven's Lanzelet, written round the flip of the 13th century, has lengthy intrigued students either inside and outdoors German reports: the one last hint of a Lancelot legend freed from the adulterous affair with Guinevere, it's been noticeable either as a precursor of classical Arthurian romance in Germany, and as a post-classical imitation, and makes an attempt to interpret it have usually run foul of its contradictions. This new learn takes a clean examine its position within the heritage of German romance, arguing that Ulrich positioned his paintings firmly within the Arthurian romance culture, adopting its conventional motifs, courtly vocabulary, and idealised knightly hero, yet instead of offering a hero who falls from grace (as did Chrétien), his Lanzelet is actually faultless from the outset. whereas the repeated episodes and adventures emphasise this point of Lancelot, also they are comparable in strikingly assorted narrative types, which Dr McLelland indicates aren't the results of authorial incompetence, yet fairly a resource of leisure, and a problem to the style as an entire. NICOLA McLELLAND is a Lecturer at Trinity collage, Dublin.