The Motif Index of German Secular Narratives' not only provides a complete catalogue of all the occurrences in each individual work of medieval literature of widespread narrative patterns, but also provides a sophisticated system of indexing and referencing to make it possible to access and research the individual motifs across different works. Volumes 1 to 5 present genre-based catalogues of motifs arranged by work in alphabetical order: 'Matiere de Bretagne' Part 1; 'Matiere de Bretagne' Part 2; 'Oriental and Miscellaneous Romances/Chansons de Geste'; 'Heroic Epic/Maere and Novellas'; and 'Romances of Antiquity'. For each passage relevant to the history of a motif a concise paraphrase of the content is given, together with the relevant Thompson classification. Volume 6 provides three valuable indexes: a central index of motifs using Thompson's classification system, which enables the reader to identify all relevant textual occurrences at a glance; an index of all key-words belonging to the naming of a particular motif; and an index of all names quoted. Volume 6 is accompanied by a CD-ROM which greatly enhances the search potential of the work.