Die Topoi der Minnegrotte in Gottfried von Straßburgs Tristan und ihre Rezeption am Beispiel des Mythos von Euthanasius' Insel in Mihai Eminescus "Cezara"

  • Undoubtedly, the episode referring to the ,Minnegrotteʼ contains the most different interpretative approaches from the entire Tristan narrative. It is nevertheless possible that many motives and methods of procedure specific to various traditions (antique and Christian, in particular) merge into one unity, in order to legitimize the extramarital relationship between Tristan and Isolde in a secluded space which subordinates itself to a completely different view of the world. When contemplating the parallelization to the sacred love, Gottfried implies that the lovers find themselves in a place, which serves them as shelter, and within this place only the harmony generated by love may prevail. This creates an alternative reality in the Minnegrotte, where the transition between Marke’s court and the ,Lustortʼ can be observed. Providing a detailed description of the latter (with the main focus on the food miracle and the autobiographical excursus), the author has succeeded in bringing together the conceptual topological features of the locus amoenus, the ,love cathedralʼ, and the paradisus, in order to include the real ,minneʼ in the memoria.

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Author:Cezara Humă
Parent Title (German):Germanistische Beiträge
Publisher:Lehrstuhl für Germanistik an der Lucian-Blaga-Universität Sibiu/Hermannstadt
Place of publication:Sibiu / Hermannstadt
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2017
Year of first Publication:2017
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/01/19
Tag:Minnegrotte; locus amoenus (idyllic spot); myth; paradisus (paradise motive); topos
Page Number:19
First Page:115
Last Page:133
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
8 Literatur / 85 Italienische, rumänische, rätoromanische Literaturen / 850 Italienische, rumänische, rätoromanische Literaturen
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Germanistische Beiträge / Germanistische Beiträge 40.2017
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht