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The Nibelungenlied : the lay of the Nibelungs

Author: Cyril W Edwards
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The greatest of the heroic epics to emerge from medieval Germany, the Nibelungenlied is a revenge saga of sweeping dimensions. It tells of the dragon-slayer Sivrit, the mysterious kingdom of the Nibelungs, a priceless treasure guarded by dwarves and giants, an Amazonian queen, fortune-telling water-sprites, and a cloak of invisibility. Driven by the conflict between Kriemhilt, the innocent maiden turned she-devil,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cyril W Edwards
ISBN: 9780199238545 0199238545
Language Note: Translated from the German.
OCLC Number: 402542960
Notes: Written down by an anonymous poet c.1200.
Description: xxxvi, 244 pages : map ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Note on the text and translation --
Select bibliography --
Chronology --
The Nibelungenlied --
Appendix I : History and legend --
Appendix II : The Nordic sources and the problem of genesis --
Appendix III : The metre of the Nibelungenlied --
Explanatory notes --
Glossary of people and places --
A map of the Nibelungenlied.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Nibelungenlied.
Lay of the Nibelungs
Responsibility: translated with an introduction and notes by Cyril Edwards.
Local System Bib Number:
376178

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The Nibelungenlied is the greatest medieval German heroic poem, a revenge saga on an epic scale, which tells how dragon-slayer Sivrit acquires the priceless hoard of the dwarvish Nibelungs, and of  Read more...
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A gripping tale, packed with violent incident...the poem's history is fascinating. * Editor's Choice, The Good Book Guide * The power and immediacy of this translation offers unparalleled insight Read more...

 
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