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Title: Walewein Revisited
Author(s): HARPER, R.
Journal: Spiegel der Letteren
Volume: 41    Issue: 3   Date: 1999   
Pages: 195-203
DOI: 10.2143/SDL.41.3.630107

Abstract :
Until the middle of the last decade, the moral excellence of the main character of the thirteenth-century Roman van Walewein was never questioned. Recently however, serious doubts about this general assumption have been raised by Winkelman. In the following article, his arguments in favour of the hypothesis that the Walewein of this romance is by no means the perfect hero he was always considered to be, will be scrutinized and, for the greater part, rejected.

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