What's in a Name? Anglo-Norman Romances or chansons de geste?

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Abstract

It has long been accepted that no chansons de geste were composed in England. This article challenges that view through an analysis of texts written in chanson de geste form, highlighting the generic indicators and ways in which audience expectations were shaped, then arguing that these texts were inscibed within the chanson de geste tradition in order to give insular heroes the status that the continental heroes already had.
Translated title of the contributionWhat's in a Name? Anglo-Norman Romances or chansons de geste?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedieval Romance, Medieval Contexts
EditorsRhiannon Purdie amd Michael Cichon
PublisherBoydell & Brewer
Pages61 - 75
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781843842606
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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