The Legend of Charlemagne in Medieval England: The Matter of France in Middle English and Anglo-Norman Literature

Marianne Ailes, Phillipa Hardman

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Abstract

A study of the reception of the myth of Charlemagne in medieval England, looking at both the Old French and Middle English texts. The analsysis examines the manuscript contexts in which each text is found and then turns to detailed considerations of the three narrative strands found in both vernaculars: the narratives of Fierabras, Otinel and the Battle of Roncevaux.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWoodbridge
PublisherBoydell & Brewer
Number of pages473
ISBN (Print)9781843844723
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameBristol Studies in Medieval Cultures

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Medieval Studies
  • Centre for Material Texts

Keywords

  • Charlemagne
  • medieval manuscripts
  • French literature
  • middle english
  • Anglo-Norman

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