The Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied

by George Henry Needler

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Overview

The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. The story tells of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, how he was murdered, and of his wife Kriemhild's revenge.

The Nibelungenlied is based on pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs (the "Nibelungensaga"), which include oral traditions and reports based on historic events and individuals of the 5th and 6th centuries. Old Norse parallels of the legend survive in the Völsunga saga, the Prose Edda, the Poetic Edda, the Legend of Norna-Gest, and the Þiðrekssaga.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014983907
Publisher: Philtre Libre
Publication date: 07/21/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 300 KB

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