Willehalm (Penguin Classics)

Brand: Penguin Classics
SKU: DADAX0140443991
ISBN : 9780140443998
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Willehalm (Penguin Classics)

In it he tells of the love of Willehalm for Giburc, a Saracen woman converted to Christianity, and its consequences. Seeking revenge for the insult to their faith, her relatives initiate a religious war but are finally routed. Wolfram's description of the two battles of Alischanz, with their massive slaughter and loss of heroes, and of the exploits of Willehalm and the quasicomic Rennewart, well displays the violence and courtliness of the medieval knightly ideal. Wolfram flavors his brutal account, however, with tender scenes between the lovers, asides to his audience, sympathetic cameos of his characters—especially the women—and, most unusually for his time, a surprising tolerance for 'pagans'.

Specifications of Willehalm (Penguin Classics)

GENERAL
AuthorWolfram Von Eschenbach
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-100140443991
ISBN-139780140443998
PublisherPenguin Classics
Number Of Pages320
Publication Date1984-12-04
DIMENSIONS
Height7.7 inch.
Length5.1 inch.
Width0.7 inch.
Weight0.7 pounds.

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