Summary The author analyses different types of literary ›Memoria‹ in vernacular texts of the High Middle Ages. She refers to objectified types of ›Memoria‹-tradition in the sense of »cultural remembrances« (J. Assmann). In this regard, the prologue to the Erec of Chrestien de Troyes is of special interest. In a detailed comparison with Descartes’ Discours de la Méthode, the author argues that Chrestien...
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