The Song of Roland (Paperback)

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By Dorothy L. Sayers (Translator)
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This is the classical epic, glorifying the heroism of Charlemagne in the 778 battle between the Franks and the Moors. Penned by an anonymous poet, it describes in detail the betrayal and slaughter of Charlemagne's army under Roland at Renceavaux and Charlemagne's bitter revenge. Nowhere in literature is the medieval code of chivalry more perfectly expressed than in his masterly and exciting poem.


The Song of Roland, as Dorothy Sayers remarks in the introduction to this fine translation, is 'the earliest the most famous, and the greatest of those Old French epics which are called Songs of Deeds.' Writing around the end of the eleventh century, and recalling an actual disaster in 778, the anonymous poet describes in detail the betrayal and slaughter by Saracens of the rearguard of Charlemagne's army under Roland at Renceavaux and Charlemagne's bitter revenge. Nowhere in literature is the medieval code of chivalry more perfectly expressed than in his masterly and exciting poem



Product Details
ISBN: 9781774642276
ISBN-10: 1774642271
Publisher: Must Have Books
Publication Date: March 9th, 2021
Pages: 156
Language: English