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The Nibelungenlied

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The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. The story tells of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, how he was murdered, and of his wife Kriemhild's revenge. The Nibelungenlied is based on pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs (the "Nibelungensaga"), which include oral traditions and reports based on historic events and individuals of the 5th and 6th centuries. Old Norse parallels of the legend survive in the Völsunga saga, the Prose Edda, the Poetic Edda, the Legend of Norna-Gest, and the Þiðrekssaga. The present translator has endeavored to translate literally and accurately, and to reproduce the spirit of the original, as far as a prose translation will permit. To this end the language has been made as simple and as Saxon in character as possible. An exception has been made, however, in the case of such Romance words as were in use in England during the age of the romances of chivalry, and which would help to land a Romance coloring; these have been frequently employed. Very few obsolete words have been used, and these are explained in the notes, but the language has been made to some extent archaic, especially in dialogue, in order to give the impression of age.

The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. The story tells of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, how he was murdered, and of his wife Kriemhild's revenge. The Nibelungenlied is based on pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs (the "Nibelungensaga"), which include oral traditions and reports based on historic events and individuals of the 5th and 6th centuries. Old Norse parallels of the legend survive in the Völsunga saga, the Prose Edda, the Poetic Edda, the Legend of Norna-Gest, and the Þiðrekssaga. The present translator has endeavored to translate literally and accurately, and to reproduce the spirit of the original, as far as a prose translation will permit. To this end the language has been made as simple and as Saxon in character as possible. An exception has been made, however, in the case of such Romance words as were in use in England during the age of the romances of chivalry, and which would help to land a Romance coloring; these have been frequently employed. Very few obsolete words have been used, and these are explained in the notes, but the language has been made to some extent archaic, especially in dialogue, in order to give the impression of age.
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The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. The story tells of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, how he was murdered, and of his wife Kriemhild's revenge. The Nibelungenlied is based on pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs (the "Nibelungensaga"), which include oral traditions and reports based on historic events and individuals of the 5th and 6th centuries. Old Norse parallels of the legend survive in the Völsunga saga, the Prose Edda, the Poetic Edda, the Legend of Norna-Gest, and the Þiðrekssaga. The present translator has endeavored to translate literally and accurately, and to reproduce the spirit of the original, as far as a prose translation will permit. To this end the language has been made as simple and as Saxon in character as possible. An exception has been made, however, in the case of such Romance words as were in use in England during the age of the romances of chivalry, and which would help to land a Romance coloring; these have been frequently employed. Very few obsolete words have been used, and these are explained in the notes, but the language has been made to some extent archaic, especially in dialogue, in order to give the impression of age.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

10h 11m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

34:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

25:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

22:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

18:57