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Nibelungenlied Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Further Study

What type of warfare was practiced in the Middle Ages? How did it differ from the warfare practiced by the soldiers of the Roman Empire?

Explore the development of knighthood and the code of chivalry. This includes the growth of jousts and tournaments, new developments in armor, and the traditions of courtly love. Give examples of how thsNibelungenlied poet presents these issues.

Explore the development of feudalism as a sociopolitical structure in the Middle Ages. How is feudalism manifested in the Nibelungenlied?.

What personal, social, cultural, and political roles do women play in the social setting presented in the Nibelungenlied? Compare their roles with women's roles in the late twentieth century.

Compare and contrast the characters of Brunhild and Kriemhild. Are they more alike or different?

The narrator of the epic states explicitly several times (for example, at the close of Chapter 14), that the bloodshed in...

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