Vom Narren zum Gralskönig: Die Bedeutung der minne für Parzivals Entwicklung
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
From an ingenious fool to the Grail King: the significance of courtly love in Wolfram’s Parzival
The focus of this thesis lies on the doctrines in courtly behavior, a multifaceted system of chivalric norms and behaviors often referred to as the knightly virtue system based on the literature of the early and high Middle Ages. The aim of this thesis is to study the different aspects, such as religious, military, courtly and romantic, of the knightly virtue system. The romantic aspect of the knightly ideal is given particular attention, as it is the focus of this paper.
The word minne is the bearer of the romantic aspect and is central in Wolfram’s von Eschenbach Parzival which is the main source studied. The following issues are discussed in more detail: how the knightly ideal is presented in Wolfram’s epic and to what extent the minne affects the development of Parzival to the Grail king. In the course of this thesis it will also be shown that the romantic aspect is the most influential aspect of the knightly virtue system and that this particular aspect truly defines an ideal knight.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 61 p.
love, middle ages, medieval, knights, grail, virtues, knightly, courtly love, Parcifal, grail king
Parzival, Minne, Liebe, Liebesauffassungen, Mittelalter, mittelalterlich, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Eschenbach, Ritter, Tugenden, Ritterlichkeit, Höfische Sitten, Tuniere, mittelalterlich
General Literature Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-64762OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-64762DiVA: diva2:458578
Wåghäll Nivre, Elisabeth, Professor i tyska