The Nibelungen Tradition

An Encyclopedia

Edited by Winder McConnell, Werner Wunderlich, Frank Gentry, Ulrich Mueller

© 2002 – Routledge

404 pages

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About the Book

Within the English-speaking world, no work of the German High Middle Ages is better known than the Nibelungenlied, which has stirred the imagination of artists and readers far beyond its land of origin. Its international influence extends from literature to music, art, film, politics and propaganda, psychology, archeology, and military history.

Now for the first time all references to the vast Nibelungen tradition have been catalogued in this comprehensive encyclopedia containing nearly 1000 entries by several dozen international contributors, including the most distinguished scholars in the field. Readers will find illuminating passages on a variety of topics, including literary and extra-literary references, characters and place names, significant motifs and concepts, historical background, and cultural reception through the centuries. This monumental work is an invaluable guide to a fascinating, age-old tradition.

Reviews

"For anyone working seriously with the Nibelungen story-in any of its myraid manifestations-this volume will be an invaluable asset." -- Myth-Culture-Tradition, Joshua Buckley, and Michael Moynihan

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT011000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval