Perceval, the Story of the Grail

Li Contes del Graal ou Le roman de Perceval ( via Old French, and today also: Le Conte du Graal ...; German: The Story of the Grail or the novel of Parsifal ) by Chrétien de Troyes is the last French verse narrative of Artusepik, built around the year 1190 and left unfinished.

The story of Perceval (DID pusher of the Valley ) is Chrétien's fifth and last Arthurian novel. Devoted he is Chrétien's patron, the Crusaders Count Philip of Alsace. Trying now to join the chivalry going on with Christian leitmotifs remained unfinished. The fragment shows a very clumsy, but blessed with all knightly forces Perceval, a Welsh squire, who directed simple-hearted and simple motivations, only by God's providence fame and glory attained and is the strongest and most heroic among the knights of the Round Table. However, he makes a serious error, which because it threatens an unhappy life: A guest of the wounded Fisher King, he failed out of a false consideration to ask this the reason for his suffering or after a bleeding lance and the grail, because he did not know that he with this question heal and redeem the fisher King could have. The story has taken Wolfram von Eschenbach about 20 years later in his Parzival.