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Description for The Song of Roland and Other Poems of Charlemagne Paperback. The Song of Roland offers fascinating insights into medieval ideas about heroism, manhood, religion, race, & nationhood which were foundational for modern European culture. It is the oldest known surviving major work of French literature based on the Battle of Roncevaux in 778, during the reign of Charlemagne. Editor(s): Gaunt, Simon; Pratt, Karen. Series: Oxford World's Classics. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: 2ADF; 3H; DCF; FJH; FYT; HBLC1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 131 x 196 x 16. Weight in Grams: 200.
Charles the king, our emperor great, Has been a full seven years in Spain. As far as the sea he conquered this haughty land. Not a single castle remains standing in his path Charlemagne (768-814) was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 800 and presided over a huge empire. He frequently appears in literature as a great warlord and pious crusading figure. In 778, the rearguard of Charlemagne's retreating army was ambushed and defeated at the battle of Roncevaux. This became the inspiration for songs and poems celebrating deeds of valour in the face of ... Read more

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Simon Gaunt taught in Cambridge for 10 years before taking up his current position at King's College London in 1998. He has been Head of Department and Dean of Faculty at King's, also President of the Society for French Studies. He was Principal Investigator on an AHRC-funded research project (http://www.medievalfrancophone.ac.uk/) and is currently PI on an ERC-funded research project (https://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/tvof/). ... Read more

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