The Charlemagne Legend in Medieval Latin Texts

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This book explores the multiplicity of ways in which the Charlemagne legend was recorded in Latin texts of the central and later Middle Ages, moving beyond some of the earlier canonical ‘raw materials’, such as…

Charlemagne and His Legend in Early Spanish Literature and Historiography

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Legendary stories involving Charlemagne and his presence in Spain circulated along the pilgrim route to Santiago throughout the Middle Ages and also influenced later authors after the Reconquest of territory from the Saracens and Spain’s emergence…

Charlemagne in Italy

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The volume focuses on the development of narratives in Italy, from the earliest Franco-Italian tales up to the sixteenth century.   Ed. Jane E. Everson (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Claudia Boscolo.

Charlemagne in German and Dutch

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This monograph will trace the reception of the Charlemagne myth in those two language areas from the early Middle Ages to the sixteenth century, focusing on major literary works that profile this Frankish ruler in a…

Charlemagne in the Norse and Celtic Worlds

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This volume contains essays on the manuscript history, translation, transmission, and reception of Charlemagne legends in the vernacular languages of medieval Scandinavia, Ireland, and Wales.   Ed. Helen Fulton (University of Bristol) and Sif Rikhardsdottir (University…

Medieval Francophonia and Occitan

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The volume deals with the imagined Charlemagne in a variety of genres in various dialects of continental French, including Walloon and Burgundian, in Anglo-Norman and in Occitan.   Ed. Marianne J. Ailes (University of Bristol) and Philip…

The Legend of Charlemagne in Medieval England

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The Matter of France, the legendary history of Charlemagne, had a central but now largely unrecognised place in the multilingual culture of medieval England. From the early claim in the Chanson de Roland that…