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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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. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

Hartmann von Aue – German Literature

Erec poem by Hartmann von Aue. He eventually learns to achieve a balance between his two chivalrous duties.

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. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Retrieved from ” hxrtmann Retrieved from ” https: The most recent editors of the Ambraser text make a case for accepting the manuscript compiler’s view that Der Mantel is part of Ereca preface, edec the main story showing how Enite came to be deserving winner of the cloak. In the tournament the next day, Erec defeats Iders. 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.

Not only were Hartmann’s works influential, he had a personal reputation, hartkann as the founder and first master of the genre of Arthurian Romance in German. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through zue with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. From Arthur’s court Erec and Enite return to Karnant, where they are greeted with joyous celebration.


Erec decides to participate in the tournament if Coralus can lend him armour, promising to marry Enite in case of victory. However, Arthur refuses his guests food because he is hungry for an adventure.

After a prologue, the narrative opens with a Pentecost celebration at the court of King Arthur, where a large number nartmann noble guests have gathered. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat 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 gartmann. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with auee, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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.

Der “Erec” Hartmanns von Aue

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At court, the white stag having been killed in the hunt, Enite is declared the most beautiful maiden and receives the kiss from Arthur. Unlike Hartmann’s later romance Iweinwhich survives in 16 complete manuscripts, Erec is preserved in only a single, much later manuscript, the Ambraser Heldenbuchand a few small fragments.

Erec (poem) – Wikipedia

Austrian writers German writers Liechtenstein writers Swiss writers in German. He belonged to the lower nobility of Swabiawhere he was born. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This represents an important move, as these manuscripts contain a Middle High German that is much closer to what Hartmann most likely used when he composed Erec in about Unfortunately, harmann editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Nonetheless one specific change made to the French tale by the author of the Der Mantel links it with Erec: All the ladies of the court fail the virtue test miserably, to the consternation of the men.

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Establishing a text for Erec is problematic. The couple, accompanied by Guivrez, set off in search of Arthur’s court but take a wrong turning and arrive at Castle Brandigan.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: 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. Hartmann’s Erec was highly influential. The cross is constituted by two crowns, with that forming the horizontal arm depicting scenes from Hartmann’s Erec.

Hartmann von Aue

He introduced the courtly romance into German literature and, with Wolfram von Eschenbach c. This episode is introduced in the manuscript by a single heading which treats Der Mantel and Erec as constituting a single work.

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January Learn how and when to remove this template message. There was a problem with your submission. They leave the orchard together, and Erec and Enite console the widows and offer to take them to Arthur’s court, where they are received with acclaim.

The story concerns the duties and proper behaviour of a knight and reflects the ideals of restraint and moderation that Hartmann valued.