M197 - Wolfram von Eschenbach
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EK Castings M197 - Wolfram von Eschenbach, Allemand, début XIIIe
Wolfram von Eschenbach (ca. 1170-ca 1220..) - one of the greatest epic poets of the German Middle Ages. He came from a noble but impoverished Bavarian kind, led the life of a knight, the serving minnesingers. Despite the constant need, he traveled extensively in southern and central Germany, and enjoyed the hospitality of the Landgrave of Thuringia - the patron of poets and musicians.
Peru belong Wolfram love songs in the style of Provencal poetry and a number of poems written in rhymed couplets, typical of German courtly romance. The most famous - romance "Parzival" (1195-1210), - tells the story of a young man whose father was killed during the tournament. Mother brought him away from peers and ignorant of chivalry that he did not follow his father's example and become a knight. However, in spite of his mother's request, and to her chagrin, Parzival goes to the court of King Arthur. Pure soul, but committing to a misunderstanding he missteps, finally finds a mentor in the rules of true chivalry - old knight Gurnemanz, save in distress Kondviramur beautiful princess and marry her. Soon after the wedding, Percival leaves his young wife for the sake of further adventures. Wandering, he lands in Munsalvesh castle where the Holy Grail and King Anfortas. Despite numerous hints, young Percival does not ask questions about the meaning of the Holy Grail, and does not show mercy to the sick king, who is his uncle. Followed by long-term journey and meeting with a unicorn guarding the gold griffins, winged dragon, phoenix and magical herbs. Lost faith in God's mercy, Parzival meets hermit Trevritsenta, which strengthens his faith and reveals the value of the Grail. Among the further adventures described Parzival fighting the harbor, a representative of the secular chivalry. Finally Percival returned to the castle, his compassion heals the sick king, he becomes king of the Grail and is reunited with his wife, who during his absence gave birth to two sons.
The plot of "Parsifal" was redesigned in the 19th century by Wagner for his opera of the same name.
Miniature from the "codex manesse" (c. 1300) shows Wolfram von Eschenbach in a blue cloak over-surcot ringed armor. His red shield and a gold-plated helmet decorated with silver heraldic signs in the form of stylized antlers.