Gottfried von Strassburg


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Gottfried von Strassburg

(German ˈɡɔtfriːt fɔn ˈʃtraːsbʊrk)
n
(Biography) early 13th-century German poet; author of the incomplete epic Tristan and Isolde, the version of the legend that served as the basis of Wagner's opera
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Gott•fried von Strass•burg

(ˈgɔtˌfrit fɔn ˈʃtrɑsˌbʊərk)
n.
fl. 1210, German poet.
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Through his detailed reading of the epic Kudrun and of Gottfried von Strassburg's romance Tristan, both from the thirteenth century, Koch examines the various narrative elements and their relationship to the heroic epic, Christianity, or the courtly romance and how they overlap.
It is largely based on the romance by Gottfried von Strassburg and was composed between 1857 and 1859.
Indeed, the works of authors of the period such as Gottfried von Strassburg and Wolfram von Eschenbach present a direct challenge to the Church, secularizing the divine and finding it outside of the official doctrine.
Gottfried von Strassburg wrote which poem Earl of Arundel better known?
Gottfried von Strassburg wrote which poem which in turn inspired a Wagner opera?
Among the contributions are an analysis of the role of politics and power in Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan, the shift of power from Gian Galeazzo Visconti to the cathedral fabric in 14th-century Milan, the notion of sovereignty in two 14th-century Arthurian romances, aspects of legal language during the time of Elizabeth I, and applications in English law from the miracles of the Virgin in the Legend of Theophilus.
Most of the second half of the book is devoted to two long chapters on place and space in various versions of the legend of Tristan and Iseult (Eilart yon Oberg and Gottfried von Strassburg in German; Beroul and Thomas in French; 179-284).
In contrast to Magee, Scruton addresses in considerable detail both the literary work on which the opera is based, Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan und Isot, and Wagner's music.
The majority of the chapters are devoted to single authors (Heinrich von Veldeke, Hartmann von Aue, Gottfried von Strassburg, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Ulrich von Zatzikhoven, Walther von der Vogelweide, Der Stricker, Rudolf von Ems, Ulrich von Liechtenstein, Konrad von Wurzburg, Wernher der Gartner).
The composer based his opera on the medieval accounts of the traditional story by German poet Gottfried von Strassburg. It recounts the tragic tale of two people who fall in love, the knight Tristan and the Irish Princess Isolde whom he is sent to deliver to her husband-to-be, King Mark of Cornwall.
The two major medieval chivalric works, Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan and Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival, were completed nearly simultaneously in Germany in 1210.