Publisher: D.S.Brewer; 1st edition (February 24, 2005)
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Arthurian romance flourished in medieval Germany, however the pre-eminence of Wolfram von Eschenbach has possibly overshadowed a few of his successors. This booklet makes a speciality of Wirnt von Gravenberg's Wigalois, the later thirteenth-century Arthurian romance. It argues that while authors resembling Der Stricker and Der Pleier stick with the instance of Hartmann von Aue by means of restricting themselves to an exploration of the pragmatics of the (fictional) chivalric value-system, the lay ethicist Wirnt chooses to ascertain the non secular measurement of knightly lifestyles, a subject first broached within the German context by means of Wolfram in his Grail romance, Parzival. Wirnt frames his romance as a corrective to that of his predecessor through making a type of kingship for his hero that's extra workable than Wolfram's millennial 'Grail realm'. Rejecting the inspiration of a great area altogether, Wirnt's naturalistic descriptions of his hero's kingship provide expression to a harmonisation of Arthurian and theocratic components. the writer therefore means that Wigalois isn't rather a lot a paler imitation of Parzival as an inventive disagreement with the thought-world of its extra recognized predecessor.