Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Summer 2011

Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Degree In

German

First Advisor

Glenn Ehrstine

Abstract

This thesis examines the treatment of real and fictitious Eastern cultures in three works of German medieval literature: "Herzog Ernst", Wolfram von Eschenbach's "Parzival", and Otto von Diemeringen's version of "The Travel's of Sir John Mandeville". Using Edward Said's "Orientalism" as a framework for examining these narratives, this paper determines that each text's protagonists use chivalric, religious, and racial aspects of medieval culture as a lens to judge foreign cultures.

Pages

iii, 53 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-53).

Copyright

Copyright 2011 Carl Roland Follmer

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