Tradition and Creativity
The Engelhard of Konrad von Würzburg: Its Structure and its Sources
Others 194 Pages
Series: Australian and New Zealand Studies in German Language and Literature, Volume 14
It is known that the source of Konrad's Engelhard must have been a version of the widespread friendship tale Amicus and Amelius. This book examines Konrad's poem with special reference to the tradition of the friendship tale and to the work of Konrad's literary forbears and contemporaries. It reconstructs and establishes the primary and secondary sources of Engelhard and discusses Konrad's treatment of his material. Three previously unpublished German versions of the Amicus and Amelius tale are printed in an appendix.
- ISBN (Softcover)
- New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., 1986. 194 pp.