HARTMANN VON AUE’S “EREC”: AN ANNOTATED TRANSLATION ( ARTHURIAN, CHIVALRIC, MEDIEVAL, GERMANY). Thumbnail. Name: . ars on the question of women’s speech and silence, Hartmann von Aue’s late twelfth-century courtly epic Erec seems to present the issue in a primitive and clear. The Cadoc episode in Hartmann von Aue’s Erec, in which Eree res- cues a knight who is being abducted and inhumanly mistreated by two giants, does not.

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Finally, Erec’s wife Enite puts on the cloak and it fits her except for a few missing inches on the lower hem, which shows that Enite is almost perfectly virtuous.

Hartmann von Aue – German Literature

Hartmann von Auealso known as Hartmann von Ouweborn aie. He also took part in the Crusade of — Both live with honour to a great age and are rewarded with eternal life.

He has a series of encounters and in each case it is Enite who, contrary to Erec’s command, warns errc of the approaching danger. Retrieved from ” https: The result is that Hartmann’s Erec introduces entirely different explanations for Guinevere’s kidnapping, which do not correspond to what occurred in the shared literary tradition of Chretien’s Arthurian romances. The couple return to Karnant, the castle of Erec’s father, who renounces rule in favour of his son.

Erec decides to participate in the tournament if Coralus can lend hartmsnn armour, promising to marry Enite in case of victory. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Thank You for Your Contribution! In lieu of voon abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: He belonged to the lower nobility of Swabiawhere he was born.


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After receiving a monastic education, he became retainer Dienstmann of a nobleman whose domain, Aue, has been identified with Obernau on the River Neckar. In spite of this poor survival, contemporary and later references show that the work was influential.

Der “Erec” Hartmanns von Aue

Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Learn More in these related Britannica articles: There are four sets of fragments: He eventually learns to achieve a balance between his two chivalrous duties. The Queen haartmann, with a maidservant, and Erec comes after them.

Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. They leave the orchard together, and Erec and Enite console the widows and offer to take them to Arthur’s court, where they are received with acclaim.

At court, the white stag having been killed in the hunt, Enite is declared the most beautiful maiden and receives the kiss from Arthur. Not only were Hartmann’s works influential, he had a personal reputation, uartmann as the founder and first master of the genre of Arthurian Romance in German.


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This represents an important step for Hartmann scholarship in the English-speaking world, giving access to the original text to a much wider audience, including scholars studying courtly romances in other languages, teachers in English-speaking courses, and students learning Middle High German.

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Riding with the two ladies, the young, untried knight Erec, son of King Lac, is dishonoured by the dwarf of a wandering knight Iders before the eyes of Queen Guinevere. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation auee dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Arthur wishes to revive the tradition of hunting the white stag: The source of this tale evidently came from the lore of the noble family whom Hartmann served.

Erec ignores all the warnings against embarking on this adventure, and fights and defeats Mabonagrin. The knights set off on the hunt. From Arthur’s court Erec errc Enite return to Karnant, where they are greeted with joyous celebration.