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Elisabeth Martschini (trans. and ed.)

Reinfried von Braunschweig. Band II

Volume II, Verses 6.835 – 17.980.

Includes the first translation from Middle High German.

“Reinfried von Braunschweig” is both a verse novel, courtly love, and an adventure story. It was written shortly after the fall of Akon 1291 by an anonymous author in Middle High German. As no title was handed down, it is commonly named after its protagonist. “Reinfried von Braunschweig” consists of two essentially separate parts, the first telling the story of courtship, the second recounting the travels and return of its hero. Only one script of the text exists today, which is a fragment, breaking off in the middle of a sentence.

Vol. II (Verses 6.835 – 17.980)

As the honour of his beloved Yrkane is at stake, Reinfried hurries to the court in Denmark. In a bitter fight he defeats his challenger and marries Yrkane. However, their happiness proves not to be a lasting one, as the young couple waits in vain for the birth of a long-desired child. As a solution to that problem, Reinfried vows to participate in a crusade to the Holy Land.


ca. 665 Pages, Hardcover, Thread-Stitched, Index, Commentary, Date of Publication: Spring 2018, Format: 12,6 x 21 cm

Language: Middle High German, German
ISBN: 978-3-943025-35-4
98.00 €

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Philologie / Mittelalter / Abenteuerversroman / Minneroman
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Dr Elisabeth Martschini, born in 1981 in Baden near Vienna, studied German literature, German as a foreign language, Spanish and Slovenian at the University of Vienna. She works as a lector in Prague.


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