Gemstone of paradise [electronic resource] : the Holy Grail in Wolfram's Parzival / G. Ronald Murphy.
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
1 online resource (254 p.)
- Wolfram, von Eschenbach, 12th cent. Parzival.
Grail -- Romances -- History and criticism.
- Electronic books.
- Presenting the story of 'Parzival' that was intended as an argument against continued efforts by Latin Christians to regain the Holy Land by force, the author reveals the secrets of the altar stone that inspired Wolfram's work in the diocesan museum of the German city of Bamberg.
- Acknowledgments; Contents; Prologue: In the Beginning: Grails, the Grail, and the Stars; 1. The Idea of the Holy Grail; 2. The World of Precious Stones; 3. The Crusaders' Quest: The Holy Sepulcher; 4. The Frame Story: Feirefiz, Parzival, and Their Father; 5. The Frame Story Ending: The Overflowing Grail; 6. The Grail in the Inner Story; 7. The Paradise Altar of Bamberg; Afterword: Aftermath; Appendix 1: Etymological Excursus: The Meaning of the Five Women's Names; Appendix 2: Two Medieval Texts on the Consecration of the Altar and the Veneration of the Sepulcher; Select Bibliography; Index; A
BC; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -230) and index.
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