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The Idea of the Holy Grail

G. Ronald Murphy

in Gemstone of Paradise

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195306392
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785025 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195306392.003.0002
 The Idea of the Holy Grail

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This chapter focuses on the idea of the Grail. It explains Wolfram's declaration by unfolding the nature and purpose of the stone Grail as it is found in his epic poem of Parzival, and then, based on its role and characteristics in the epic, to identify, if possible, the actual one.

Keywords: Grail; Wolfram von Eschenbach; Parzival; poem

Chapter.  9384 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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