Nibelungenlied


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Nibelungenlied

medieval German epic poem of Siegfried and the Nibelung kings. [Ger. Lit.: Nibelungenlied]
See: Epic
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Munich) realized at some point in his academic life that the questions he carried about the Nibelungenlied were wrong by default because they had no answers.
Yet Das Nibelungenlied is a remarkable work of art in its own right.
Keywords: La leyenda de los siete infantes de Lara, The Nibelungenlied, Njal's Saga
5) Prince Albert's Teutonic heritage strongly influenced the competition for murals to decorate the Houses of Parliament: pictures of Arthur parallel the Nibelungenlied frescoes in Munich's Residenz (1845-47) by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, a leading Nazarene.
Nonetheless, Reyer's librettists Camille du Locle and Alfred Blau apparently based their text on a French translation of the Nibelungenlied from the 1860s (Sigurd premiered in 1884), without knowledge of Wagner (see Hugh Macdonald, "Sigurd," New Grove Dictionary of Opera, 4:375).
In the list of his favourite literature he drew up in 1885, he put the text under 'Mediaeval Poetry' along with Dante, Chaucer, the Nibelungenlied, Piers Plowman, Renard the Fox and 'other Arabian and Persian Poetry', adding the proviso that he could not appreciate 'how much of the charm of this lovely poem is due to Fitzgerald, the translator'.
The scene of bier-trial, in which Sir John Ramorny's servants suspected of a burgher's murder were to pass the bier on which the dead body is laid and "in the form prescribed to call upon God and his saints to bear witness that he is innocent of the acting, art or part, of the murder" (Scott 1907: 383) bears relation to a scene in Nibelungenlied.
14) Jane Ennis suggests that Morris' principal influence in this respect was the German Nibelungenlied (p.
My interest in this paper is in analyzing one particular theme, in the way that a Waguerian critic might follow a particular motif or theme throughout The Nibelungenlied.
Representative of the former view, Michael Curschmann disregards any connection with actual history, considering the text "Dichtung uber Heldendichtung" in which the division of Europe develops a construction immanent to the epic tradition, a "Rivalitat der Sagenkreise" and "klare Polaritat nordwestlicher und sudostlicher Sagenwelten" that first appears in the Nibelungenlied, and is to be considered derivative thereof.
The articles in the second part look at the way that modern literary works make use of medieval literary texts such as the Nibelungenlied, the revelations of Mechthild von Magdeburg, the songs of female troubadours, and Parzival.
Also feeding into the Lord Of The Rings was the German Nibelungenlied, written by an anonymous poet around 1200, that would also be the inspiration for Wagner's The Ring Of The Nibelung.