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The Song of Roland (Signet Classics)


Publisher:Signet Classics


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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2009 07 Pages: 192 in Publisher: Signet The great FrenchFrank epic poem the Song of Roland stemmed out of an actual do event Roland There really was a - he was a nobleman of some kind. He and his party were ambushed and killed during Charlemagne's lifetime. But they were not fighting Saracen pagans. They were actually killed by a party of Basques. Also. Roland was not a major factor in this battle. but rather merely a participant.Somewhere along the line a legend sprang up. and it gradually evolved and developed into what is now this poem. The poem is entertaining to read. and is a great example of Frank thought and prejudice (in making the villains Saracens). In fact. the opposing sides in the battle are Christians and Pagans. typical enemies from the period in which this was written.This poem is epic in many respects. and is also tragi...

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