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Author: Brian Murdoch

the divine will. For Hartmann's work in particular there is much to be gained from a reading of Pearl that might help towards the understanding of the enigmatic figure of the unnamed maiden who is prepared to give her life for Heinrichl. Both works have attracted large numbers of individual

In: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik
Author: Adolfo Zavaroni

sense 'Gefäss' has been assigned to Boðn by comparison with dial. Norw. budna, N.Icel. bydna, OHG. 'Fass'; but it seems to me more opportune to look for a functionally motivated etymon defining the purposes of the liquid contained in the vase. We could then interpret Boðn as 'budding, sprouting

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influenced, some say even profoundly influenced, by heroic traditions! (notably by the Sigurar-Brynhildr story), they are still true to life. Modem scholarship shows a great interest in the way 1celandic authors develop their stories and let their characters unfold2 and is also interested in his

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on Anglo-Saxon poetry. Perhaps in these lines the basic concern of the Exodus-poet is his actu- al observation of natural surroundings and an attempt to place England within the context of the larger world. What motivates his complex symbolism is a need to reconcile fundamentally different

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her mystical visions and her religious authority despite her being only a lay woman, as documented in her famous Book. Throughout her later life she faced constant threats by the secular and clerical authorities because she insisted on being a mystic, graced by God with visions and revelations

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unanswered. Humphrey Milnes also considers the Hon's role significant, but sees it only as "a port manteau image of an attitude of life.,,2 Even more detailed studies of animals in medieval German epics by Bindschedler3 and Lewis4 , while devoted specifically to the animals, again are only of general

In: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik
Author: Ludo Jongen

posthumous miracles of one William of Poitou, a knight who was converted by Bernard of Clairvaux after a life of dissipation; his feast is February 10th. 6 The Legende van Karel de Grote was added on to the end of the Winterstuc of Leeu's second edition (published February 10, 1480): bbira,16-bbvra,32

In: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik
Author: Daniel Thomas

Rotterdam ( Crockford 1868: 73). 2 Bosworth received Fox’s letter, in Rotterdam, some six weeks after it had been written, on 10 October. Unlike Fox, Bosworth achieved his scholarly distinction without the benefit of a regular university education. Little is known about his early life. He was, like Fox

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circumstances of life entailed by his profession which earned the fisherman arepute like that of the charcoal burner. Hartmann gives this isolation and the resultant crudity of person a function in his 'Gregorius.' In 'Parzival,' the Fisher- king appears as a counterpart to the professional fisherman with

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(1970) 5-23 both realize that Enite is motivated by excess fear, but do not perceive the Boethian character of it. Thoran defines her weakness as excessive fear for Erec's life, an oversimplification of the problem. Willson points out that Enite's will is inhibited by fear due to an imbalance in her

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