Reinmar of Hagenau


Reinmar of Hagenau
Reinmar of Hagenau
German minnesinger of the twelfth century

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.

Reinmar of Hagenau
    Reinmar of Hagenau
     Catholic_Encyclopedia Reinmar of Hagenau
    A German minnesinger of the twelfth century, surnamed in the MSS. der Alte (the old) to distinguish him from later poets of that name. He is undoubtedly identical with the Reinmar referred to by Gottfried von Strasburg in his "Tristan" as the nightingale of Hagenau, the leader of the choir of nightingales, whose voice had just been hushed by death and who was to be succeeded by Walther von der Vogelweide. From this it may be inferred that the poet or his family came from Hagenau in Alsace (though there is also a place of that name in Austria), and that he died shortly before 1210, when Gottfried's "Tristan" was written. Otherwise we know nothing of Reinmar's life except what may be gathered from his verses. He certainly was in Vienna in 1195 at the Austrian court; he also participated in a crusade, presumably that undertaken by Duke Leopold in 1190. It seems that he lived for a long time at the Austrian court, where he enjoyed a high reputation and was much admired, even by the greatest of all minnesingers, Walther von der Vogelweide, who acknowledges himself as Reinmar's pupil, though this must not be taken in a literal sense. Reinmar's lyrics show the Romance influence that had been predominant since Veldeke and Hausen. They are perfect in form and thoroughly "courtly" in sentiment. Passion and natural feeling are repressed, maze, correctness and propriety, reign supreme. General reflections are common, concrete images and situations few. When, however, Reinmar breaks through the bounds of convention and allows his heart to speak, as in the lament for the death of the duke, which is put into the mouth of the duchess herself, he shows lyric gifts of a high order. But this does not often happen, and most of Reinmar's poems show more elegance of form than beauty of sentiment. In a society, however, where form was valued more than contents, such poetry was bound to meet with favour. Reinmar's poems are edited in Lachmann and Haupt, "Minnesangs Fruhling", XX (4th edition, Leipzig, 1888).
    SCHMIDT, R. v. H. und Heinrich von Rugge in Quellen und Forschungen zur Sprach- und Culturgesch. der germanischen Volker (Strasburg, 1874), 4; PAUL in PAUL AND BRAUNES, Beitrage zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache- und Literature, 2487 sq.; BURDACH, R. der Alte und Walther von der Vogelweide (Leipzig, 1880).
    ARTHUR F.J. REMY
    Transcribed by Thomas M. Barrett Dedicated to the Poor Souls in Purgatory

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.


Catholic encyclopedia.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Reinmar of Hagenau — ( de. Reinmar von Hagenau; died before 1210) was a German minnesinger of the twelfth century, surnamed in the MSS. der Alte (the old) to distinguish him from later poets of that name. Reinmar is undoubtedly identical with the Reinmar referred to… …   Wikipedia

  • Reinmar von Hagenau — Reinmar also known as Reinmar von Hagenau (Reinmar of Haguenau) or Reinmar der Alte (Reinmar the Elder) was the most important Minnesinger before Walther von der Vogelweide.Reinmar probably was born in Alsace. He arrived at the court of Duke… …   Wikipedia

  • Reinmar von Hagenau — Herr Reinmar der Alte (Codex Manesse, frühes 14. Jahrhundert) Reinmar der Alte, deutschsprachiger Minnesänger der zweiten Hälfte des 12. Jahrhunderts. Seine Person ist urkundlich nicht belegt, jedoch sind unter seinem Namen in verschiedenen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Reinmar von Hagenau — ▪ German poet byname  Reinmar the Elder , German  Reinmar der Alte  died c. 1205       German poet whose delicate and subtle verses constitute the ultimate refinement of the classical, or “pure,” Minnesang (Middle High German love lyric; see… …   Universalium

  • Reinmar von Hagenau — Райнмар фон Хагенау (ок. 1160 ок. 1207) странствующий миннезингер, многие годы жил при дворе герцога Леопольда V, которого он в 1190 сопровождал в крестовом походе. В соответствии с канонами жанра миннезанга, от которого позже несколько отошли… …   Австрия. Лингвострановедческий словарь

  • Reinmar der Alte — Reinmar der Alte,   Reinmar von Hagenau, Reimar, Minnesänger, ✝ vor 1210; in der Manesischen Liederhandschrift »Her Rei(n)mar der Alte« genannt, in der Kleinen Heidelberger Liederhandschrift nur »Reimar«, in der Weingartner Liederhandschrift… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Hagenau — ist Hagenau (Helm), römischer Helmtyp Hagenau bezeichnet folgende Orte: im Elsass Haguenau in Bayern Hagenau (Adlkofen), Ortsteil der Gemeinde Adlkofen, Landkreis Landshut, Bayern Hagenau (Ainring), Ortsteil der Gemeinde Ainring, Landkreis… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Reinmar — ist der Name folgender mittelalterlicher Dichter: Reinmar, auch Reinmar der Alte oder Reinmar von Hagenau († vor 1210), Meister des traditionellen Minnesanges Reinmar von Brennenberg (1271–1275) Reinmar der Fiedler (Lebensdaten unbekannt, ca.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Reinmar der Alte — Herr Reinmar der Alte (Codex Manesse, frühes 14. Jahrhundert) Reinmar der Alte, auch Reinmar von Hagenau, deutscher Minnesänger der zweiten Hälfte des 12. Jahrhunderts. Seine Person ist urkundlich nicht belegt, jedoch sind unter seinem Namen in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Reinmar — Reinmar, Name mehrerer hervorragender Minnesinger. 1) R. der Alte, aus der elsässischen Stadt Hagenau gebürtig (daher von Gottfried von Straßburg »die Nachtigall von Hagenau« genannt), gest. vor 1210, übte seine Kunst am Wiener Hof, wo er Lehrer… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.