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 and Enite are married, and Arthur announces a tournament in Erec’s honour, at which he defeats all opponents. Searching for accommodation, Erec comes across the impoverished nobleman Coralus, who offers him accommodation, and Erec is looked after by Coralus’s beautiful daughter Enite.

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Please try again later. In addition, his choice to use prose that corresponds line for line with the original text 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.

Without cookies your experience may not be errec. However, Arthur refuses his guests food because he is hungry for an adventure.

This episode is introduced in the manuscript by a single heading which treats Der Mantel and Erec as constituting a single work. This article needs additional citations for verification. Hartmann von Aue, Middle High German poet, one of the masters of the courtly epic.

After a prologue, the narrative opens with a Pentecost celebration at the court of King Arthur, where a large number of noble guests have gathered. Unlike Hartmann’s later romance Iweinwhich survives in 16 complete manuscripts, Erec hartman preserved in only a single, much later manuscript, the Ambraser Heldenbuchand a few small fragments.

Thank You for Your Contribution! However, he overhears Enite lamenting the fact that he has become the laughingstock of the court, and decides to leave in secret in order to seek adventure. Contact our editors with your feedback. Riding with the two ladies, the young, untried knight Erec, son of King Lac, is dishonoured by the dwarf of a wandering knight Iders before the eyes of Queen Guinevere.

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He does include useful tools Finally, Erec’s wife Enite puts on the cloak and it fits her except for a few missing inches on the lower hem, which shows that Enite is almost perfectly virtuous. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat The source of this tale evidently came from the lore of the noble family whom Hartmann served. Hartmann’s Erec was highly influential. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. So far he has killed 80 challengers, whose heads are displayed on hartmxnn and whose widows are housed in the castle.

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All the ladies of the court fail the virtue test miserably, to the consternation of the eerec. Erec then discovers from Coralus, that the knight he had been chasing was called Iders and had come to defend his lady’s claim to the sparrowhawk. 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 spite of this poor survival, contemporary and later references show hartmmann the work was influential. Efec the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.

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Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. 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 hsrtmann of human conduct between the worldly pursuits of knighthood and the ascetic ideals of medieval religion.


The knights set off on the hunt. The Arthurian court is celebrating Easter.

Internet URLs are the best. They pressure him to remain with them but he refuses, feeling still unworthy. Erec decides to bon in the tournament if Coralus can lend him armour, promising to marry Enite in case of victory.

From Arthur’s court Erec and Enite return to Karnant, where they are greeted with joyous celebration.

Der “Erec” Hartmanns von Aue

Ake MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Realising his error, he sets out from the court on a series of increasingly challenging adventures in which he tests Enite’s loyalty and gains insight into the purpose of knighthood.

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There are four sets of fragments: This represents an important step for Hartmann scholarship in the English-speaking world, xue access to the original text to a much wider audience, including scholars studying courtly romances in other languages, teachers in English-speaking courses, and students learning Middle High German.

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