The Song of Roland

The Song of Roland

Book - 2001 | Modern Library paperback edition
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Presents an English translation of the oldest existing epic poem in French, telling the tale of the massacre in 778 of Charlemagne's rear guard at Roncesvalles in northern Spain, and includes an introduction and notes.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, [2001]
Edition: Modern Library paperback edition
Copyright Date: © 2001
ISBN: 9780375757112
0375757112
Call Number: 841.1 C458sm 2001
Characteristics: xv, 137 pages ; 21 cm

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Fiction - 11th Century - France.
A contemporary prose rendering of the great medieval French epic, The Song of Roland is as canonical and significant as the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf. It extols the chivalric ideals in the France of Charlemagne through the exploits of Charlemagne's nephew, the warrior ... Read More »

(mid-11th century) "The Song of Roland, is as canonical and significant as the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf. It extols the chivalric ideals in the France of Charlemagne through the exploits of Charlemagne's nephew, the warrior Roland, who fights bravely to his death in a legendary battle. Against the... Read More »


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