Heinrich von Veldeke - Eneas Romance

Heinrich von Veldeke - Eneas Romance

Germany — Ca. 1220–1230

Heinrich von Veldeke - Eneas Romance

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Heinrich von Veldeke - Eneas Romance

Often referred to in English as the Eneit, the Eneasroman is one of the cornerstones of the German language: it is the oldest courtly romance, one of the oldest secular works, and the first translation of an ancient novel into German that was not undertaken by a member of the clergy. It was written by Heinrich von Veldeke between 1170 and 1188 and although the author was a Flemish speaker, he chose a Franconian dialect similar to that used in Eilhart von Oberg’s Tristrant und Isalde. Rather than being based directly on the Latin text of Virgil’s Aeneid, it is modeled on the French Roman d’Eneas. This explains the odd spelling of the title as well why Virgil’s ancient epic was turned into a courtly romance minutely analyzing the psychology of love. Both Gottfried von Strassburg and Wolfram von Eschenbach attested to having been influenced by the example of Veldeke’s Eneit.

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Alternative Titles
Heinrich von Veldeke: Aeneid
Aeneit
Eneit
Eneid
Aeneas-Roman
Roman d'Enéas
Heinrich von Veldeke - Eneas-Roman
Size / Format
148 pages / 25.5 × 17.3 cm
Origin
Germany
Date
Ca. 1220–1230
Language
Content
German adaption of Virgil's Aeneid modeled on the French Roman d’Eneas
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Available facsimile editions:
Eneas-Roman
Reichert Verlag – Wiesbaden, 1992
Limited Edition: 400 copies
Facsimile Editions

#1 Eneas-Roman

Reichert Verlag – Wiesbaden, 1992

Publisher: Reichert Verlag – Wiesbaden, 1992
Limited Edition: 400 copies
Commentary: 1 volume by Nikolaus Henkel und Andreas Fingernagel
Language: German
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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