Ulrich of Liechtenstein

Ulrich of Liechtenstein (Codex one-eat, 14. Jh.).
Ulrich is here represented as zimiergeschmückter tournament knights in its “lining” as a lady Venus (with Amorpfeil and torch/flare). In this Inkognito it had undertaken a large literary tournament travel after the representation in its biography as Minneritter 1227.

Ulrich of Liechtenstein (also: Liechtenstein, * around 1200; † 26. January 1275) was a Minnesänger and a poet of the Middle Ages, who sealed in medium high-German language.

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Ulrich of Liechtenstein belonged to one in the Steiermark (Austria) wealthy and influential Ministerialengeschlecht and dressed some important political offices: In the years 1244/1245 it was Truchsess of the Steiermark, from 1267-1272 was it marshal; in the year 1272 also land judge. From the years 1227 to 1274 95 documents are received, in which its name is mentioned; eight of these documents it issued.


the Minnelyrik Ulrichs is into the large collection of the Codex one-eat taken up. Before already Ulrich collected its 58 doene in a Minnesänger biography, the so-called woman service. It tells therein in I form its life as the history knight of a recruiting Minne. The degree of the wording of this life history after literary samples is difficult to measure. The different one self view of the individual in the Middle Ages forbids it anyhow occupying the woman service with the modern terms of the “fiction” or the “autobiography”. If a partly amusing light falls here on the min new inheriting (drastic degradations of the Minnewerbers as indications of unconditional devotion), then represents Ulrich in its woman wife a serious, instructing intention.

The lyric poetry Ulrichs is considered as conventionally, artistic and from the high Minnesang around 1200, particularly on roll ago on the bird pasture, dependent. The minnetheoretischen and telling writings draw in contrast to it by tell-technical means which were promoted out (I narration in the woman Mrs., framed dialogue in the woman book), even if Ulrich cannot be counted to the large storytellers of the German Middle Ages.


text editions

  • Franz Viktor Spechtler (Hg.): Woman service. Ulrich of Liechtenstein, (= Göppinger work to the Germanistik; Volume 485), Göppingen 1987 ISBN 3-87452-721-2
  • Ursula Peter (Hg.): Woman Mrs. (youth history). In illustrations from the resident of Munich Cod. germ. 44 and the large Heidelberger song handwriting, (= Litterae; No. 17), Göppingen 1973 ISBN 3-87452-147-8

secondary literature

  • I - Ulrich of Liechtenstein. Literature and politics in the Middle Ages. Documents of the academy Friesach “city and culture in the Middle Ages” 1996. Hrsg. v. Franz Viktor Spechtler/Barbara Maier. - Complaint ford: Wieser publishing house 1999 (=Schriftenreihe of the academy Friesach, volume 5). ISBN 3-85129-266-9
  • January Dirk Mueller: Article “Ulrich of Liechtenstein”, in: Author encyclopedia Bd. 9 (1995), column 1274-1282
  • Ursula Peter: Woman service. Investigations to Ulrich of Liechtenstein and for the reality content of the Minnedichtung (= Göppinger work to the Germanistik; Volume 46), Göppingen 1971
  • Michael Pieper: The functions of commentating in the “woman Mrs.” Ulrichs of Liechtenstein, (= Göppinger work to the Germanistik; Volume 351), loud castle 1982 ISBN 3-87452-564-3
  • Klaus M. Schmidt (treatment): Term glossaries and indices to Ulrich of Liechtenstein, (= indices [indices] to the German literature; 14/15), Munich 1980 ISBN 3-601-00409-7
  • Bernd Thum: Ulrich of Liechtenstein. Höfi ethics and social reality, Heidelberg 1968

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