The Ant and the Lion: Reassessing Philological-Folklore Approaches toReinhart Fuchs

  title={The Ant and the Lion: Reassessing Philological-Folklore Approaches toReinhart Fuchs},
  author={D. Ermacora},
  pages={335 - 377}
Abstract Scholars have long attempted to situate the ant-episode from the twelfth-century German poem Reinhart Fuchs in a broad folklore framework. Concerned with conventional matters such as origin, function and transmission, they have broken up this episode into different motifs and referenced folktales and legends from widely separate times and places. The aim of this paper is to reassess these earlier philological-folklore approaches. I will rely on a multi-source method and examine, in… Expand


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