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Motif Index of German Secular Narratives from the Beginning to 1400: v. 3: Miscellaneous Romances/Oriental Romances/Chansons de Geste

Motif Index of German Secular Narratives from the Beginning to 1400: v. 3: Miscellaneous Romances/Oriental Romances/Chansons de Geste (Hardback)

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"The Motif Index of German Secular Narratives from the Beginning to 1400" is an indispensable reference work for narratologists, medievalists, literary historians, historians, ethnologists, art historians, cultural historians. Using the system of the epoch-making, "Motif Index of Folk Literature" by Stith Thompson (1955ff.), this new motif index will catalogue and access all the important narrative motifs in secular narrative literature written in German from the 9th to 14th centuries.

"The Motif Index of German Secular Narratives" provides: a complete catalogue of all the occurrences in each individual work of medieval literature of widespread narrative patterns (such as "Fairies becoming visible through a magic ring", "Salamander resists fire", "Fight with the dragon", "Strength in battle through a magic belt"), a sophisticated system of indexing and referencing to make it possible to access and research the individual motifs across different works, detailed indices of motifs and names, and keywords belonging to the naming of a particular motif, an efficient CD-ROM (accompanies volume 6), and the complete inventory of motifs in German medieval narrative literature written organised according to international standards.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1500 to c 1800Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: classical, early & medieval Publisher: De Gruyter Publication Date: 19/05/2006 ISBN-13: 9783110184884  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Helmut Birkhan is Professor for Medieval German Language and Literature at the University of Vienna, Austria and a member of the Austrian Academy of the Sciences. Karin Lichtblau is Assistant Professor at the Institute for German Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. Christa Tuczay is Assistant Lecturer of German literature of the Middle Ages at the University of Vienna, Austria.

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