One Dietmar von Aist is mentioned by name from about 1139 onwards in contemporary records from Salzburg, Regensburg and Vienna. The surname probably refers to the Aist River, a left tributary of the Danube below the confluence with the Enns. Since about 1125 the noble family von Aist is evidenced in the Mühlviertel region (present-day Upper Austria), where today the ruins of the ancestral seat stand on the Aist River.
The Upper Austrian Aistersheim water castle was first mentioned in 1159 together with Freiherr (Baron) Dietmar von Aist, a ministerialis of the Babenberg ruler Henry II of Austria. If he is really identical with the poet is not completely certain on chronological grounds. A certain Ditmarus de Agasta mentioned in further records, who died childless about 1171, is possibly the same as Dietmar von Aist.
Dietmar is also referred to in the 1220s poem Diu Crône by Heinrich von dem Türlin.
A whole series of songs is ascribed to Dietmar, but his authorship can be clearly decided in only a few cases. With those verses which can be attributed to him without any doubt, he belongs in the earliest period of the Minnesang. Dietmar von Aist and his work represent the link between the uncourtly and the courtly forms.
He was one of the first poets to use the refrain and the Tagelied form Wechsel. The themes of his songs are mostly to do with the relationship of men to women (love, parting, partnership), in which connection it is worth noting that some of his poems are written from the female perspective and others from the male. The woman takes a decidedly strong position: for example, she is to be able to choose her own partner freely - cf the poem Ez stuont ein frouwe alleine - There stood a woman alone (eLib Austria; full text in the original). The first surviving Tagelied is also by Dietmar: Slâfest du, friedel ziere? (Are you asleep, dearest one?).
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Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).AIST
AIST, Aist, or variant, can refer to:
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The Aist is a river system in Upper Austria, a tributary of the Danube. Via its source rivers the Feldaist and the Waldaist, and other streams, it drains an area of 647 km2 (250 sq mi).The Aist rises in Hohensteg (south of Pregarten) and flows through the protected Natura-2000 site Waldaist-Naarn (Fauna-Flora-Habitat Area) on its 14 km (8.7 mi) journey to its confluence with the Danube.Albrecht von Johansdorf
Albrecht von Johansdorf (c. 1180 – c. 1209) was a Minnesänger and a minor noble in the service of Wolfger of Erla. Documents indicate that his life included the years 1185 to 1209. He may have known Walther von der Vogelweide and is believed to have participated in a crusade. He is known to have written at least five "recruitment" songs in Middle High German, most likely for the Third Crusade. His "Song 2" owes a debt to the structure and melody from a song in Old French by trouvère poet Conon de Béthune. His "Song 5", which mentions the capture of Jerusalem, may suggest that he wrote around 1190. Von Johansdorf's Minnelieder conform outwardly to the standard pattern of man subordinating himself to the woman above him and is responsible for the classical formulation of "the educative value of Minnedienst" (daz ir deste werde sit und da bi hochgemuot). His integrity and warmth of heart are most evident in poems referring to the departure for the crusade.Dietmar
Dietmar is a German forename.
Dietmar I (archbishop of Salzburg), ruled 874 to 907
Dietmar von Aist, Minnesinger from a baronial family of Upper Austria, documented between 1140 and 1171
Dietmar Bär (born 1961), German actor
Dietmar Bartsch (born 1958), German politician, former Bundesgeschäftsführer
Dietmar Beiersdorfer (born 1963), former footballer and coach
Dietmar Berchtold (born 1974), Austrian football midfielder
Dietmar Bonnen (born 1958), German composer and pianist
Dietmar Bruck (born 1944), former professional footballer
Dietmar Burger (born 1968), Austrian darts player
Dietmar Constantini (born 1955), former Austrian association football player and now head coach
Dietmar Danner (born 1950), retired German footballer
Dietmar Dath (born 1970),) is a German novelist
Dietmar Demuth (born 1955), German former footballer who is now manager
Dietmar Falkenberg, East German former bobsledder
Dietmar Feichtinger (born 1961), Austrian architect in Paris
Dietmar Hötger (born 1947), German judo athlete
Dietmar Haaf (born 1967), former (West) German long jumper
Dietmar Hamann (born 1973), German footballer
Dietmar Hirsch (born 1971), retired German football player
Dietmar Hopp (born 1940), German software entrepreneur
Dietmar Jerke, East German bobsledder
Dietmar Kühbauer (born 1971), former Austrian football midfielder
Dietmar Kirves (born 1941), multimedia artist
Dietmar Klinger (born 1958), retired German football player
Dietmar Koszewski (born 1967), retired German hurdler
Dietmar Lorenz (born 1950), East German judoka
Dietmar Mögenburg (born 1961), former (West) German high jumper and Olympic gold medallist
Dietmar Mürdter (born 1943), former professional German footballer
Dietmar Meinel, German nordi combinited skier
Dietmar Meisch (born 1959), retired East German race walker
Dietmar Rosenthal (1899–1994), Russian linguist
Dietmar Roth (born 1963), former German footballer
Dietmar Rothermund, Germany historian best known for his research in the economy of India
Dietmar Saupe (born 1954), fractal researcher and professor of computer science, University of Konstanz, Germany
Dietmar Schönherr (1926–2014), Austrian film actor
Dietmar Schacht (born 1962), former professional German footballer
Dietmar Schauerhammer (born 1955), East German two-time Winter Olympic champion
Dietmar Schiller, German rower
Dietmar Schlöglmann (born 1955), Austrian sprint canoeist
Dietmar Schmidt (born 1952), former East German handball player
Dietmar Schwager (born 1940), retired German football coach and player
Dietmar Schwarz (born 1947), German rower
Dietmar Seyferth (born 1929), German-American chemist, Professor Emeritus of MIT.
Dietmar Vestweber (born 1956), biochemist & cell biologist, founding director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster, Germany
Dietmar Wittmann, M.D., Ph.D., FACS is an academic surgeon specializing in complex abdominal surgery
Dietmar Wuttke (born 1978), German former footballer
Gert-Dietmar Klause (born 1945), a former East German cross-country skierExilliteratur
German Exilliteratur (German pronunciation: [ɛˈksiːl.lɪtəʁaˌtuːɐ̯], exile literature) is the name for a category of books in the German language written by writers of anti-Nazi attitude who fled from Nazi Germany and its occupied territories between 1933 and 1945. These dissident authors, many of whom were of Jewish origin and/or with communist sympathies, fled abroad in 1933 after the Nazi Party came to power in Germany and after Nazi Germany annexed Austria by the Anschluss in 1938, abolished the freedom of press and started to prosecute the authors whose books were banned.Heinrich von Morungen
Heinrich von Morungen or Henry of Morungen (died c. 1220 or 1222) was a German Minnesinger.Jenny Erpenbeck
Jenny Erpenbeck (born 12 March 1967) is a German writer and opera director, recipient of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.Kleist Prize
The Kleist Prize is an annual German literature prize. The prize was first awarded in 1912, on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the death of Heinrich von Kleist. The Kleist Prize was the most important literary award of the Weimar Republic, but was discontinued in 1933.
In 1985 the prize was awarded for the first time in over fifty years. Between 1994 and 2000 it was awarded biennially. A monetary sum of €20,000 accompanies the award.List of German-language poets
This list contains the names of individuals (of any ethnicity or nationality) who wrote poetry in the German language. Most are identified as "German poets", but some are not German.Marieluise Fleißer
Marieluise Fleißer (German: [maˌʁiːluˈiːzə ˈflaɪsɐ]; 23 November 1901, Ingolstadt – 2 February 1974, Ingolstadt) was a German author and playwright.Meinloh von Sevelingen
Meinloh von Sevelingen was a 12th Century Minnesänger from Swabia and one of the earliest poets in the tradition.Minnesang
Minnesang (German: [ˈmɪnəˌzaŋ], "love song") was a tradition of lyric- and song-writing in Germany that flourished in the Middle High German period. This period of medieval German literature began in the 12th century and continued into the 14th. People who wrote and performed Minnesang were known as Minnesänger (German: [ˈmɪnəˌzɛŋɐ], minnesingers), and a single song was called a Minnelied.
The name derives from minne, the Middle High German word for love, as that was Minnesang's main subject. The Minnesänger were similar to the Provençal troubadours and northern French trouvères in that they wrote love poetry in the tradition of courtly love in the High Middle Ages.Rainald Goetz
Rainald Maria Goetz (born May 24, 1954 in Munich) is a German author, playwright and essayist.Reinhard Jirgl
Reinhard Jirgl (born January 16, 1953 in East-Berlin) is a German writer. In 2010 he was awarded the Georg Büchner Prize by the German Academy for Language and Literature.His 2013 novel Nichts von euch auf Erden was shortlisted for the German Book Prize.Tagelied
The Tagelied (dawn song) is a particular form of mediaeval German-language lyric, taken and adapted from the Provençal troubadour tradition (in which it was known as the alba) by the German Minnesinger. Often in three verses, it depicts the separation of two lovers at the break of day.
An especially popular version of the Tagelied was the Wächterlied, or watchman's song, in which a trusted watchman warns the knight to depart. This form was introduced into German use by Wolfram von Eschenbach. The form was popular in German-speaking regions from the 13th to the 16th centuries.
The form of the Wechsel (alternating verses by the knight and the lady, but not addressed directly to each other, so not quite a dialogue as now understood) was introduced by Dietmar von Aist and Heinrich von Morungen. The tagelied's form and prosody varies over time and with individual poet. The tagelied does not even consistently use refrains. However, the subject matter of the song made it a very popular one, and the form's conventions showed up in other lyric poetry and dramatic poetry.
Important motifs of the Tagelied are the depiction of daybreak, the warning to depart, the lament at parting and the lady's final permission to the knight to go (the urloup). Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, act 2, scene 2, shows the influence of the dawn song as well, as the two lovers argue over the dawn and the need for departure.
Particular exponents of the genre were among others Heinrich von Morungen, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Walther von der Vogelweide and later Oswald von Wolkenstein. Modern poets who have drawn on the tradition of the Tagelied include Rainer Maria Rilke, Ezra Pound and Peter Rühmkorf.
One of Wolfram von Eschenbach’s more famous Tagelieder stays true to the motifs of depictions of daybreak, warning to depart and lament at parting and the woman’s final permission. The poem begins with a depiction of daybreak and the watchman’s whistle that warns the lovers that the man must depart. What separates this poem from the rest of Wolframs poems is his poetic depiction of daybreak as a monster whose “talons have struck through the clouds” and are tearing the lovers apart. This violent imagery adds a sense of desperation not seen in other Tagelieder. The man mourns the fact that he must leave and is angry at the watchman’s song that “swells the man with discontent.” The woman also laments the sound of the whistle, telling the watchman ““sing what you like, how often you have stolen him from my arms though never from my heart.” She then asks her lover to stay until she finally, after one last embrace, accepts his departure.Terézia Mora
Terézia Mora ([ˈtɛreːziɒ ˈmorɒ]; born 5 February 1971) is a Hungarian writer, screenwriter and translator.Weingarten Manuscript
The Weingarten Manuscript (German Weingartner Liederhandschrift) is a 14th-century illuminated manuscript containing a collection of Minnesang lyrics. It is currently in the Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart, with the shelf-mark HB XIII 1. In Minnesang scholarship it is referred to as Manuscript B.Along with the Codex Manesse (MS. C) and the Kleine Heidelberger Liederhandschrift (MS. A) it is one of the major sources of Minnesang texts from the beginnings (around 1150) to the end of the "golden age" (around 1230).
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