Christian World Domination in ``Parzival''

Autor(en): Haferland, Harald 
Stichwörter: ESCHENBACH; GRAIL; Language & Linguistics; Linguistics; Literature; Literature, German, Dutch, Scandinavian
Erscheinungsdatum: 2020
Herausgeber: WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH
Journal: BEITRAGE ZUR GESCHICHTE DER DEUTSCHEN SPRACHE UND LITERATUR
Volumen: 142
Ausgabe: 4
Startseite: 548
Seitenende: 615
Zusammenfassung: 
The article takes the open ending of > Parzival < as its point of departure. It analyses information about the expansion of the grail community: The grail is at the heart of a hidden take-over of world domination. This idea originates in the military orders. In > Parzival <, it is associated with an eschatological perspective. However, Wolfram obscures the beginning of the eschaton, just as he obscures the topographical location of Munsalvaesche. The idea of world domination goes back to the Third Crusade and the role of Frederick Barbarossa. It can be assumed that Wolfram had direct contact with men who had taken part in the campaign. His conception of the grail can be traced to the Black Stone of the Kaaba, to which it constitutes a Christian counterpart.
ISSN: 00058076
DOI: 10.1515/bgsl-2020-0043

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