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The Song of Roland
     

The Song of Roland

by Robert Harrison
 

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One of the crowning achievements of medieval artistic genius, The Song of Roland tells the story of the battle of Roncesvals in 778.

At the center of this heroic epic is Roland, the supreme embodiment of the chivalric ideal who leads his men into combat and fights valiantly to the death.

As Robert Harrison, the translator of this acclaimed edition,

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One of the crowning achievements of medieval artistic genius, The Song of Roland tells the story of the battle of Roncesvals in 778.

At the center of this heroic epic is Roland, the supreme embodiment of the chivalric ideal who leads his men into combat and fights valiantly to the death.

As Robert Harrison, the translator of this acclaimed edition, explains, "The carefully balanced structure of The Song of Roland is designed like a folding mirror to reflect the battle between Good and Evil at all levels of meaning."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451531933
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
192,330
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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