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Heroes of the French Epic A Selection of Chansons de Geste

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ISBN-10: 1843831473

ISBN-13: 9781843831471

Edition: 2005

Authors: Michael Newth

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The chansons de geste, poems offering a narrative of heroic deeds, provided the chief means of cultural and imaginative expression in the French language for over one hundred years, and its surviving examples offer a fascinating insight into the matters and manners of their times. However, although they form a vital and varied body of verse, their literary achievements have been represented almost exclusively, and to some extent atypically, by the Chanson de Roland.This volume offers a selection in translation of the surviving chansons. The poems translated here (Gormont and Isembart, The Song of William, Charlemagne's Pilgrimage, Raoul of Cambrai, Girart of Vienne and The Knights of…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 714
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Preface
Maps
Gormont and Isembart (c.1070-1100)
The Song of William (c.1100-1120)
Charlemagne's Pilgrimage (c.1150-1175)
Raoul of Cambrai (c.1180-1190)
Girart of Vienne (c.1190-1200)
The Knights of Narbonne (c.1205-1210)
Glossary
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