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Sevelingen Meinloh von
Meinloh von Sevelingen, one of the earliest Middle High German Minnesänger, was a knight, whose home was Söflingen, near Ulm. His poems, presumed to have been written in the late 12th c., reflect two conceptions of love, the attraction which can achieve consummation, and the formal conception of courtly ‘minne’ as service to a remote noble lady. It has been suggested that Meinloh's original disposition to sing of mutual love has had superimposed upon it, perhaps through his western situation, the new courtly attitude of French origin.
Berlin, 1970, Meinloh von Sevelingen