Charlemagne in German and Dutch
This monograph will trace the reception of the Charlemagne myth in those two language areas from the early Middle Ages to the sixteenth century, focusing on major literary works that profile this Frankish ruler in a variety of literary configurations. The book will deal with the following texts:
The Stricker, Karl der Grosse
anon., Das Zurcher Buch
Elisabeth von Nassau-Saarbrücken, Königin Sibillie
Dutch and Low German versions of the Charlemagne legend.
Albrecht Classen (University of Arizona).
Professor Classen’s recent article, ‘The Myth of Charlemagne: From the Early Middle Ages to the Late Sixteenth Century’, which introduces many aspects of our project, can be found in our Articles and Essays section.