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The Song of Roland epub

by Frederick Goldin


The Song of Roland epub

ISBN: 0393090086

ISBN13: 978-0393090086

Author: Frederick Goldin

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Poetry

Language: English

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; First edition (August 17, 1978)

Pages: 176 pages

ePUB book: 1225 kb

FB2 book: 1113 kb

Rating: 4.7

Votes: 669

Other Formats: lrf mobi mbr lit





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translated by. Jessie Crosland. The emperor is in a large orchard; together with him are Roland and Oliver, duke Samson and Anse,s the proud, Geoffrey of Anjou, the kingÕs standard-bearer, and there, too, are Gerin and Gerier and many others with them, even fifteen thousand men of fair France. The knights are seated on white silken cloths, the wiser and older ones are playing at tables and chess to amuse themselves, and the active younger ones are fencing.

The Song of Roland, one of the earliest medieval epic poems, was written in France in about 1100. The poem is based on an incident during Charlemagne’s wars against Muslims in Spain. Charlemagne puts his nephew, Count Roland, in charge of the rearguard as French knights retreat. The rearguard is attacked by a much larger Arab army, and Roland waits too long to summon Charlemagne’s help.

No king, no captain ever stood with better. Roland looks up on the mountains and slopes, sees the French dead, so many good men fallen, and weeps for them, as a great warrior weeps: “Barons, my lords, may God give you his grace, may he grant Paradise to all your souls, make them lie down among the holy flowers. I never saw better vassals than you. All the years you’ve served me, and all the times, the mighty lands you conquered for Charles our King! The Emperor raised you for this terrible hour! Land of France, how sweet you are, native land, laid waste this day, ravaged, made a desert. Barons of France, I see you die for me, and I, your lord―I cannot protect you. May God come to your aid, that God who never failed. ―Excerpt from The Song of Roland
I've spent much too long in a Medieval Literature class talking about this book and there is a whole lot I could say about it. It's a pretty good book in terms of plot, but be prepared for those "Iliad" moments where the poet rambles on for days about the gore of fighting. It's been debated that this book is an analogy for Judas' betrayal of Christ, and if you go into it with that lens, you'll have a good time hunting down evidence for your arguments. It's completely wroth reading if you have any interest in history, medieval things, France, and/or political/religious propaganda.
Good book
This is a modern English verse translation of an important medieval French epic. This is reputedly a good translation and it certainly reads easily. The story is known well. Charlemagne and his Christian army have conquered almost all of Muslim Spain. The remaining Muslim monarch, Marsilion of Saragossa, promises Charlemagne that he will convert and become Charlemagne's vassal if the French withdraw. Marsilion and a renegade French nobleman, Ganelon, conspire to ambush the French rearguard in an isolated mountain pass. The rearguard is led by Charlemagne's nephew and favorite vassal, Roland, who is also Ganelon's stepson. Much bloodshed follows. The Song of Roland is a celebration of chivalric virtues, with an emphasis on the Christian obligations of Knighthood. The poet glorifies combat, the importance of the feudal bond, and crucial role of knights as Christian warriors. There is an excellent introduction by Goldin covering the history of the poem, its content, its ideology, and its prosody. The quality of the poetry is not great.
This is a French epic... The reading of it should be done very similarly to reading the Iliad. It is the tale of Charlemagne's knight Roland and his fight in the battle with/ambush by the Saracens. Although having historical background, it is an epic. Roland is the Christian hero who by providence is led into the struggle against the pagan enemies. This edition is a good edition with a strong introduction. Also the translation is great, with a good attempt being made at keeping the rythm/ iambic pentameter. Recommended reading for anyone interested in medieval literature. Also it serves as the basis of other works such as Orlando Innamorato and Orlando Furioso.
Very well pleased.
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