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The Song of Roland by Turoldus
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The Song of Roland

by Turoldus

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Montjoie! ( )
  LeoOrozco | Feb 26, 2019 |
Illustrative of the mechanism of blame, responsibility, tragedy, and agency of the divine in the Carolingian Empire. ( )
  alexanme | Dec 9, 2018 |
Yes, I am on a semi classical literature binge at present.

The Song of Roland is the story of Ganelon's treachery against Charlemagne's right-hand man, Count Roland. Whereas Beowulf offered a good look into the medieval and pre-medieval ideas of what made one a hero, The Song of Roland offers a brilliant picture of what compels one to follow their king. The praise of Charlemagne and the reasoning behind Roland's refusal to blow the oliphant in the midst of battle are both beautiful things to read.

I read the Harris translation, and am quite happy I did. The non-rhyming poetry still offers a sense of both rhythm and importance, and the introduction was very in depth. I left the text with a deep appreciation of the dignity that was so prized in earlier times, and a small wish that it was more apparent today. Chivalry, in theory, was a very beautiful virtue. ( )
1 vote Lepophagus | Jun 14, 2018 |
Christian good. All others bad. God say Charles win. He win. Pagans die.
I mainly gave this three stars because the translation was done in such a way that I didn't need an English dictionary to understand what was going on. ( )
  Moore31 | Feb 25, 2018 |
Christian good. All others bad. God say Charles win. He win. Pagans die.
I mainly gave this three stars because the translation was done in such a way that I didn't need an English dictionary to understand what was going on. ( )
  Moore31 | Feb 25, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
TuroldusAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Balbusso, AnnaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Balbusso, ElenaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bédier, JosephTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bengtsson, Frans G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bensi, MarioEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burgess, Glyn S.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burgess, Glyn S.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carlstedt, GunnarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Duprez, LeifTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gautier, LéonEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harrison, DickForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harrison, RobertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jylhä, YrjöTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Luquiens, Frederick BlissTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nordenhök, JensTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robertson, Howard S.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sayers, Dorothy L.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sayers, Dorothy L.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scott Moncrieff, C. K.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Segre, CesareEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smyth, Nathan A.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Terry, Patricia AnnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Way, Arthur S.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Full seven years long has been abroad in Spain...
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140440755, Paperback)

Presents the classical epic, glorifying the heroism of Charlemagne in the 778 battle between the Franks and the Moors. Bibliogs.

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