Konrad von Würzburg

Maria Dobozy (University of Utah)
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Konrad von Würzburg (ca. 1230 –1287) is the single most versatile and prolific author of the thirteenth century. Though long considered an epigon, he has been recognized since the 1980s as the most influential author in medieval Germany. He has been appreciated as a conservator of tradition since many of his works exploit pan-European motifs, but his re-creations make him a conscious innovator. In every composition he goes beyond the conventions and accepted aesthetic programs of his predecessors. He also breaks new ground in his style, thematic content, and narrative techniques. His fellow authors knew this, for his influence is traceable in the work of contemporaries and successive generations of writers. In fact, the reception of Konrad's texts can be traced well into the…

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Citation: Dobozy, Maria. "Konrad von Würzburg". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 November 2003 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5434, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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