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  The Nibelungenlied
The Nibelungenlied was another version of the Nibelungen cycle that was different from the Icelandic works.
I have written the Nibelungenlied, mainly as comparison to the Völsunga Saga.
Well, I hope you enjoyed the Nibelungenlied, because last year, when I had completed the Volsunga Saga, I was not going to do the Nibelungenlied.
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  Nibelungenlied Summary
The Nibelungenlied is an epic poem in Middle High German.
It tells the story of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, and of his wife's revenge, which leads to the death of all the protagonists.
In the following excerpt, Andersson summarizes the new approaches taken in critical analyses of the Nibelungenlied during the last half of the twentieth century.
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  The Nibelungenlied - Sketch
In the "Thidreksaga" and the "Nibelungenlied", however, she is the instigator of the fight and the cause of her brothers' death, and finally suffers death herself at the hands of Master Hildebrand, who is furious that such noble heroes should fall at a woman's hand.
The language of the "Nibelungenlied" is the so-called Middle High German, that is, the High German written and spoken in the period between 1100 and 1500, the language of the great romances of chivalry and of the "Minnesingers".
In so far as the "Nibelungenlied" has forgotten most of the history of the youthful Siegfried, and knows nothing of his love for Brunhild, it is a torso, but so grand withal, that one hardly regrets the loss of these integral elements of the old saga.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/epics/TheNibelungenlied/chap1.html   (8815 words)

 Memory and the Nibelungenlied in Peter Hirche’s “Nähe des Todes”
Nibelungenlied to contemporary historical experience in a manner fraught with skill, meaning, and innovation.
The Nibelungenlied is dominated by vengeance, violence, and death.
The memory of the Nibelungenlied must be opposed by the memory of Luther’s life-affirming concept of grace.
www.northern.edu /virginia.lewis/GLFacWebpage/HirchePaperGSA2005.htm   (2330 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for nibelungenlied
The Nibelungenlied [song of the Nibelungen] is a long Middle High German epic by a south German poet of the early 13th cent.
He is one of the heroes of the Poetic Edda and the Nibelungenlied, and he figures in many different, sometimes inconsistent, legends.
She is known from Old Norse sources, notably the Edda poems and the Volsunga saga, and from the German Nibelungenlied.
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 The Nibelungenlied - Preface
The text of this edition is based on that published as "The Nibelungenlied", translated by Daniel B. Shumway (Houghton- Mifflin Co., New York, 1909).
This work has been undertaken in the belief that a literal translation of as famous an epic as the "Nibelungenlied" would be acceptable to the general reading public whose interest in the story of Siegfried has been stimulated by Wagner's operas and by the reading of such poems as William Morris' "Sigurd the Volsung".
Prose has been selected as the medium of translation, since it is hardly possible to give an accurate rendering and at the same time to meet the demands imposed by rhyme and metre; at least, none of the verse translations made thus far have succeeded in doing this.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/epics/TheNibelungenlied/Chap0.html   (456 words)

 Nibelungenlied - Life and Culture - German Archive: The Nibelungenlied is an epic poem in Middle High German. It tells ...
The Nibelungenlied is the work of an anonymous poet from the area of the Danube between Passau and Vienna, dating from about 1180 to 1210, possibly at the court of the bishop of Passau, Wolfger von Erla (in office 1191—1204).
The Nibelungenlied combines a first mythological part dealing with the Gunther's wooing of Brünhild, with a second political part taking place in specific locations like Worms, the capital of Burgundy, describing the journey of the Nibelungs east across the Danube to Etzelburg, the residence of Attila the Hun (Etzel), the location of the catastrophe.
The Nibelungenlied arranges these traditional materials in a composition aiming at a High Medieval audience that familiar with the epics Matter of Britain, casting the inherited Germanic theme in his contemporary terms of courtly Christian chivalry.
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