Virtual Exhibitions

Recent Blog Posts

SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE 25% ON OUR THREE PUBLICATIONS!!!

For a 25% discount on the first three of our publications, download the attached forms and place your order. Matthew Bailey and Ryan D. Giles, ed., Charlemagne and his Legend in Early Spanish Literature and Historiography (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2016).   William J. Purkis and Matthew Gabriele, ed.,…

Eric J. Goldberg - Charlemagne’s Ghost

Few scholars would disagree that the Frankish emperor Charlemagne (768–814) and his dynasty – the Carolingians – played a fundamental role in the formation of Europe. Yet the long-term consequences of the collapse of the Carolingian empire in 888 are still a matter of debate. On Saturday October 7 this…

Marianne Ailes on Charlemagne in Berlin

It was a particular pleasure to be talking about Charlemagne in Germany at the recent Texts in Transit Conference held in the Sonderforshungsbereich ‘Episteme in Bewegung’ of the Freie Universität in Berlin. My paper, looking at the way Charlemagne narratives were disseminated in the multilingual context of the medieval British…

Karen Pratt on a new translation of the Oxford Roland by Simon Gaunt and Karen Pratt (Oxford World’s Classics).

In The Song of Roland and Other Poems of Charlemagne our aim was to produce lively prose translations, which, especially in the case of the Oxford Roland, pay attention to epic rhythm and style, in an attempt to recreate some of the excitement of aural reception. We have also…

Matthew Bailey on Charlemagne and His Legend in Early Spanish Literature and Historiography

The historical point of departure for this volume is Charlemagne’s ill-fated incursion into Spain in 778. Its six essays explore the legendary narratives of the Spaniards who defeated Charlemagne’s army and the larger textual and cultural context of his presence in Spain, from before their careful elaboration in Latin and…

Twitter Feed