by Andrew Kraiss
Das Rosengartenlied: Die hoefische Version (The Song of the Rose Garden: Courtly Version) displays an amazingly broad and diverse manuscript tradition. Author and scholar Andrew Kraiss investigates the relationships between the various versions, redactions and their manuscripts in the original German. The other major version of this medieval poem is not a courtly epic in the traditional sense at all. Though it does narrate the same basic story it does so in a satirical and burlesque style and is obviously poking fun at the genre of courtly epic. Written entirely in German.