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    German Romance: Lanzelet v. 4 (Arthurian Archives) (Hardback)(English / German, Middle High (ca. 1050-1500)) By (author) Ulrich Von Zatzikhoven, Edited and translated by Kathleen J. Meyer

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    DescriptionUlrich von Zatzikhoven's Lanzelet, dating from the end of the twelfth century, is a verse translation into Middle High German of what was probably an Anglo-Norman romance, now lost. It presents the story of Lanzelet (Lancelot), but in quite a different version from Chretien de Troyes' Chevalier de la charrette. The first half of the tale concerns Lanzelet's knightly and romantic exploits on his way to discovering his true identity, while at the same time winning the beautiful Iblis as his wife. The second half revolves around Lanzelet's efforts to defend the honor of the Arthurian court and reestablish his own and his wife's kingdoms. As in much literature of the time, sex, violence and magic abound. This volume presents the first full translation into English, with a new, facing edition of the Middle High German text. It is accompanied by an introduction, variant readings and notes to the translation. Kathleen J. Meyer teaches in the Department of Languages and Ethnic Studies, Bemidji State University.

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    German Romance: Lanzelet v. 4
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ulrich Von Zatzikhoven, Edited and translated by Kathleen J. Meyer
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 530
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 980 g
    German, Middle High (ca. 1050-1500)
    ISBN 13: 9781843842668
    ISBN 10: 1843842661

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Boydell & Brewer Ltd
    Imprint name
    D.S. Brewer
    Publication date
    16 June 2011
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    (Meyer's) translation is a welcome addition to (...) the Arthurian Archives. JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND GERMANIC PHILOLOGY (Meyer's) translation is a welcome addition to the series of German romances in the Arthurian Archives. JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND GERMANIC PHILOLOGY (H)as the potential to become the best starting point for beginners who want to discover the potential of Ulrich's Unorthodox and very interesting romance. MEDIUM AEVUM (A) competent line-by-line translation that enables us to work back from the translation to the original. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW