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minnesinger

(mĭn`ĭsĭng'ər), a medieval German knight, poet, and singer of Minne, or courtly love. Originally imitators of Provençal troubadourstroubadours
, aristocratic poet-musicians of S France (Provence) who flourished from the end of the 11th cent. through the 13th cent. Many troubadours were noblemen and crusader knights; some were kings, e.g.
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, minnesingers developed their own style in the 13th and 14th cent. Some of their poems are among the best of Middle High German lyric verse. Important exponents of Minnesang included Heinrich von Morungen, Walther von der Vogelweide, and Oswald von Wolkenstein, as well as Gottfried von Strassburg, Wolfram von Eschenbach, and other authors of epics. Wagner's opera Tannhäuser is based on minnesinger art and tradition.
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The minnesinger and outstanding fiddle player Heinrich von Mugeln lived at the courts of King John of Luxemburg and later of his son Charles IV until 1358.
MINNESINGER, fourth to the subsequent Oaks winner Eswarah in the Swettenham Stud Fillies' Trial at Newbury last month, bids for some black type in the Listed Prix Urban Sea at Le Lion d'Angers today.
When Bradley revealed that the copy of "Arran Leigh"'s The New Minnesinger (1875) she had sent him was her own work, he replied, "how much too serious my life is to be spent in reading poetry .
148 y 178, y Poesia de trovadores, troveres y minnesinger, Madrid, 1982, pp.
In another, Lenz projects himself whimsically into the life of "Ein Regensburger Minnesinger.
When speaking of Alevi poetry we mainly speak about the asik (also: ozan), who can be compared with the Celtic bard, the French troubadour, or the German minnesinger (Reinhard, "Die Musik der Alewiten" 200).
6) Mercator's travels echo the itineraries of such knightly mercenaries as the Minnesinger Oswald yon Wolkenstein.
The tradition of love poetry that stems from the trouveres, troubadours, and Minnesinger of the Middle Ages and their understanding of "courtly love" shows little awareness of the bodies of the lovers.
Combining Eric Werner's research with his own, he discerns biblical and Talmudic phrases in the verses of thirteenth-century Jewish Minnesinger Suesskind from Trimberg.
Heinrich von Morungen, Walther von der Vogelweide, and Wolfram von Eschenbach--the three greatest Minnesinger who wrote around the year 1200-each composed at least one, while Wolfram wrote no fewer than five: "The five mark a turning point in the literary development of the genre" (Dronke 178).
In 1875 Bradley brought out The New Minnesinger as Arran Leigh, and in 1881 the two women together, as collaborators for the first time, had published Bellerophon as Arran and Isla Leigh.
76) There is a very considerable body of scholarship on the art of the Provencal troubadour, his northern cousin the trouvere, and the German minnesinger.