Three Chapters on Courtly Love in Arthurian France and Germany
Lancelot—Andreas Capellanus—Wolfram von Eschenbach's "Parzival"
Weigand, Hermann J.
By analyzing Chrétien's "Cligès", Ulrich von Zatzikhoven's "Lanzelet", Chrétien's "Chevalier de la Charette", and the Old French "Prose Lancelot", as well as Andreas Capellanus' "De Amore" and Eschenbach's "Parzival", Weigand presents a picture of the ideals of courtly love in Europe in the latter half of the twelfth and beginning of the thirteenth centuries. A long chapter on "Parzival" focuses especially on the introduction of Christian themes and changing ideas of the compatibility of love and marriage.
KeywordsGerman Studies; Literature
PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press
Publication date and placeChapel Hill, 1956
SeriesUNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures,
Literature: history & criticism