Rome et Italie dans les chansons de geste

Translated title of the contribution: Rome and Italy in the Old French Epic

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This was a plenary lecture at the Societe Rencesvals International Congress, introducing one of the themes of the congress. It examine those chansons de geste which are centred on Rome and/or the invasion of Italy by Saracen, at the historical echoes in the narratives, and how the historical memory may have been transmitted, and at the role of the Pope in in some of these texts.
Translated title of the contributionRome and Italy in the Old French Epic
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationPar deviers Rome m’en renvenrai errant’ Atti del XXème Congrès International de la Societé Rencesvals pour l’étude des épopées romanes
EditorsMaria Careri, Stefano Asperti
Place of PublicationRome
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - May 2017
EventSociete Rencesvals Triennial International Congress - Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Duration: 20 Jul 201525 Jan 2016


ConferenceSociete Rencesvals Triennial International Congress


  • Medieval
  • epic
  • Rome
  • Charlemagne


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