HARTMANN VON AUE’S “EREC”: AN ANNOTATED TRANSLATION ( ARTHURIAN, CHIVALRIC, MEDIEVAL, GERMANY). Thumbnail. Name: . ars on the question of women’s speech and silence, Hartmann von Aue’s late twelfth-century courtly epic Erec seems to present the issue in a primitive and clear. The Cadoc episode in Hartmann von Aue’s Erec, in which Eree res- cues a knight who is being abducted and inhumanly mistreated by two giants, does not.

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Erec gives thanks to God for his lasting fame.

Erec | poem by Hartmann von Aue |

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Finally, on behalf of his anonymous mistress from the fairy kingdom, who hates all the ladies of the Arthurian Court, a young messenger brings a magical cloak to the court, which will fit only a woman who is absolutely faithful to her man. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. At court, the white stag having been killed in the hunt, Enite is declared the most beautiful maiden and receives the kiss from Arthur. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Erec poem by Hartmann von Aue. He has been forced to defend the orchard against all-comers by a reckless vow to a lady, from which he will only be released if he is defeated.

Hartmann von Auealso known as Hartmann von Ouweborn c. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. The Queen follows, with a maidservant, and Erec comes after them. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.


Being without armour, Erec cannot immediately challenge the knight, but he chases the group and arrives at the castle of Tulmein. This represents an important step for Hartmann scholarship in the English-speaking erwc, giving access to the original text to a much wider audience, including scholars studying courtly romances in other languages, teachers in English-speaking courses, and hartmwnn learning Middle High German. In the tournament the next day, Erec defeats Iders.

He has a series of encounters and in each case it is Enite who, contrary to Erec’s command, warns him of the approaching danger. Pincikowski hartmann von aueErec.

His other two narrative poems are Gregoriusalso an adaptation of a French epic, and Hsrtmann arme Heinrichwhich tells the story of a leper cured by a young girl who is willing to sacrifice her life for him. It is thought to be the earliest of Hartmann’s narrative works and dates from around Views Read Edit View history.

Unlike Hartmann’s later romance Iweinwhich survives in 16 complete manuscripts, Erec aye preserved voj only a single, much later manuscript, the Ambraser Heldenbuchand a few small fragments. He deals with the complicated ae history of Erec in a productive way. From Coralus Erec learns of the upcoming sparrowhawk challenge: William Shakespeare, English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered…. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

This article needs additional citations for verification. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The result is that Hartmann’s Erec introduces entirely different explanations for Guinevere’s kidnapping, which do not correspond to what occurred in the shared literary tradition of Chretien’s Arthurian romances.


The Erec crown was probably made in the Upper Rhineland in the period — and may be connected with the court of the Emperor Frederick II.

Der “Erec” Hartmanns von Aue

The cross is constituted by two crowns, with that forming the horizontal arm depicting scenes from Hartmann’s Erec. The couple return to Karnant, the castle of Erec’s father, who renounces rule in favour of his son. They pressure hart,ann to remain with them but he refuses, feeling still unworthy.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In addition, his choice to use prose that corresponds line for line with the original harrmann on the facing page makes it easy for the reader to locate any given passage in the medieval text and compare it with the English translation.

In spite of this poor survival, contemporary and later references show that the work was influential. GregoriusDer arme Heinrich and Hartmann’s lyrics, which are all fervidly religious in tone, imply a tendency towards asceticism, but, on the whole, Hartmann’s striving seems rather to have been to reconcile the extremes of life; to establish a middle way of human conduct between the worldly pursuits of knighthood and the ascetic ideals of medieval religion. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.