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LC control no.n 86129212
Descriptive conventionsrda
Uniform title headingHildebrandslied
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Hildebrand lay
Lay of Hildebrand
See alsoAdapted as (work): Resch, Gerald, 1975- Szene. Zeitlos, ortlos
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Form of workEpic poetry
CharacteristicOld High German poem
Found inRenoir, A. A key to the old poems, c1987: CIP galley (Hildebrandslied)
Britannica, 1972: (Hildebrandslied; ca. 800; fragment of Old High German epic poem)
LC data base, 5-15-87 (hdg.: Hildebrandslied)
Süssmann, G. Das Hildebrandlied--gefälscht? 1988.
The oldest English epic, 1909: title page (the German Hildebrand) page 171 (the Hildebrand Lay, sole fragment of the old epic poetry in German)
Wikipedia, August 18, 2014: Lay of Hildebrand (The Lay of Hildebrand (Das Hildebrandslied) is a heroic lay, written in Old High German alliterative verse. It is one of the earliest literary works in German, and it tells of the tragic encounter in battle between a son and his unrecognized father. It is the only surviving example in German of a genre which must have been important in the oral literature of the Germanic tribes. The text consists of 68 lines of alliterative verse, though written continuously with no indication the verse form. It breaks off in mid-line, leaving the poem unfinished at the end of the second page. However, it does not seem likely that much more than a dozen lines are missing.)