The Nibelungen Tradition: An Encyclopedia
Winder McConnell, Werner Wunderlich, Frank Gentry, Ulrich Mueller
Routledge, Sep 5, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 496 pages
Within the English-speaking world, no work of the German High Middle Ages is better known than the Nibelungenlied, which has stirred the imagination of artists and readers far beyond its land of origin. Its international influence extends from literature to music, art, film, politics and propaganda, psychology, archeology, and military history.
Now for the first time all references to the vast Nibelungen tradition have been catalogued in this comprehensive encyclopedia containing nearly 1000 entries by several dozen international contributors, including the most distinguished scholars in the field. Readers will find illuminating passages on a variety of topics, including literary and extra-literary references, characters and place names, significant motifs and concepts, historical background, and cultural reception through the centuries. This monumental work is an invaluable guide to a fascinating, age-old tradition.
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Part I Primary Works
Part II Personal and Place Names
Part III Themes Motifs Objects and Key Words
Part IV Manuscript Collections and LiteraryHistorical Analogues
Part V Scholarship
Part VI The Literary Reception of the Nibelungen Theme in Germany Austria and Switzerland
Part VII The Literary Reception of the Nibelungen Theme in NonGermanSpeaking Countries
Part VIII Music and Composers
Part IX Art Artists Film Filmmakers Sculpture and Sculptors
Historians Clerics Politics the Military Propaganda Psychology Education Icongraphy and Geography
Translations of the Nibelungenlied and the Klage Other than German
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Atli Atli’s Attila aventiure battle Berlin Bibliography Bilder von Liebe brother Brynhild Burgundians century courtly Danube daughter death Deutsche deutschen Die Nibelungen Dietrich von Bern dragon edited epic Etzel Etzel’s court Fafnir ﬁght ﬁghting ﬁgure ﬁnal ﬁnds ﬁrst Friedrich genlied germanischen Gießen Giselher Grimhild Gruyter Gudrun Gunnar Gunther Hagen Heinrich Heinzle Heldensage Hermann hero heroic Hildebrand hoard Hogni Hunaland Huns inﬂuenced Isung Jahrhunderts Karl killed King Klage knights Kriemhild legend literature lungenlied manuscript marry medieval Middle High German Mittelalter Munich murder narrative Nibe Nibelungenlied Nibelungs Niﬂungs Norse Odin Osantrix Passau Pidreks saga poem poet Poetic Edda Prestel reﬂects Regin revenge Rezeption Rhine Ring Rudiger Seyfrid Siegﬁied Siegfried Siegfried’s Sigmund signiﬁcant Sigurd Sinfjotli stanzas Storch story strophe Studien Stuttgart sword Thidrek tion tradition treasure Ulrich Velent Verrat und Untergang Vienna Vithga Volker Volsunga saga Wagner warrior Werner wife Wilhelm Wolfgang Worms