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König Rother

König Rother (könˈĭk rōtˈər) [key], earliest heroic minstrel epic from the precourtly period of Middle High German literature. Written in Bavaria in popular verse style by an unknown Rhenish poet (c.1140–50), the epic has a fairy-tale quality. It recounts King Rother's adventurous quest to the Middle East for his bride, portraying with sympathy the lord-vassal relationship.

See King Rother (tr. 1962).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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