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Heinrich von Veldeke: 'Eneas'

Fisher, Rodney W.

Heinrich von Veldeke: 'Eneas'

Series: Australisch-Neuseeländische Studien zur deutschen Sprache und Literatur / Australian and New Zealand Studies in German Language and Literature - Volume 17

Year of Publication: 1992

Bern, Frankfurt/M., New York, Paris, 1992. 201 pp.
ISBN 978-3-261-04538-6 pb.  (Softcover)

Weight: 0.300 kg, 0.661 lbs

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Book synopsis

Heinrich von Veldeke's adaptation of the Eneas was regarded even by the «classical» generation of Middle High German poets as a pioneering achievement. His immediate source, the Anglo-Norman Roman d'Eneas, offers, together with other sources, a logical starting-point for any interpretation of Veldeke's work. The last part of this volume, a translation of the Middle High German text into English, meets the needs of those medievalists who have no knowledge of the Middle High German language.


Contents: Introduction (u.a. the medieval versions as adaptations of Vergil, adaptation of Vergil's narrative structure, Veldeke's romance as adaptation of the Roman d'Eneas, the symmetry of Veldeke's romance); Comparison with the Roman d'Eneas; Translation, Bibliography.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Author: Rodney Fisher was born in New Zealand in 1941. He studied at the University of Auckland (1960 - 1963), Würzburg (1964 - 65), and Cambridge (1965 -68). Since 1969 he has lectured at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.


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Australian and New Zealand Studies in German Language and Literature. Vol. 17
Edited by Gerhard Schulz and John A. Asher