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The Chansons de Geste in the Age of Romance: Political Fictions

Sarah Kay

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151920
eISBN:
9780191672903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151920.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This is a major reassessment of the relation between the medieval French chansons de geste and the romance genre. Critics have traditionally seen romance as a superior development of the chanson de ... More


Introduction

Sarah Kay

in The Chansons de Geste in the Age of Romance: Political Fictions

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151920
eISBN:
9780191672903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151920.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Because the author believes that the chanson de geste has received an amount of recognition that is a lot less than it should be, this book attempts to examine titles that have already been widely ... More


Introduction

in An Old French Trilogy: Texts from the William of Orange Cycle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813066462
eISBN:
9780813058634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066462.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The introductory chapter situates the three texts within the tradition of Old French epic poetry or chansons de geste. The reader is first introduced to the formal and thematic characteristics of the ... More


The Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Performing Genres

Derek Attridge

in The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833154
eISBN:
9780191873898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833154.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter is concerned with the vernacular poetry of Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Side-by-side with the monastic production and preservation of poetry, the castles and courts of ... More


Introduction

Luke Sunderland

in Rebel Barons: Resisting Royal Power in Medieval Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198788485
eISBN:
9780191830365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788485.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The introduction argues that rebel baron narratives, including chansons de geste and their prose and chronicle offshoots, were a key vehicle for ideas of aristocratic resistance and independence. It ... More


Ami et Amile and Jean-Luc Nancy: Friendship versus Community?

Jane Gilbert

in Shaping Identity in Medieval French Literature: The Other Within

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056432
eISBN:
9780813058238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056432.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Noting that many important characters in chansons de geste are internal “outsiders” even as the genre displays a strong collectivist element, this chapter turns to Jean-Luc Nancy’s work to study both ... More


Texts in Conversation: Charlemagne Epics and Romances in Insular Plural-text Codices

Marianne Ailes and Phillipa Hardman

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Anglo-Norman and Middle English manuscripts of the insular Charlemagne tradition are in many respects very different, but both may present the texts in material contexts that raise the question ... More


Chanson de Geste and Reform

Richard W. Kaeuper

in Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244584
eISBN:
9780191697388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244584.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses chanson de geste to demonstrate that the ambivalent role of chivalry in issue or order appears in entire works less than in passages selected from many works. It examines the ... More


Inside Out and Outside In: (Re-)Reading the Other in the Guillaume Cycle

Sara I. James

in Shaping Identity in Medieval French Literature: The Other Within

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056432
eISBN:
9780813058238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056432.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines questions of gender as it analyzes the complicated range of ways in which Rainouart and Orable/Guibourc evoke the Other in the chansons de geste of the Cycle de Guillaume. The ... More


Masculinity, Mourning, and Epic Sacrifice

Megan Moore

in The Erotics of Grief: Emotions and the Construction of Privilege in the Medieval Mediterranean

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501758393
eISBN:
9781501758416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501758393.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter navigates how the erotics of grief structure the relationships between leaders and their men in chansons de geste. By focusing on King Arthur's and Charlemagne's eroticization of ... More


Equivocation and Casuistry: An Idea and its Genres

Emily Corran

in Lying and Perjury in Medieval Practical Thought: A Study in the History of Casuistry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198828884
eISBN:
9780191867354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828884.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The doctrine of equivocation and mental reservation has been caricatured as an invention of early modern academia, but it was a familiar concept in the Middle Ages. This chapter explores the range of ... More


Richard of Devizes, Walter Map, and Richard de Templo: History and Literature

Michael Staunton

in The Historians of Angevin England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198769965
eISBN:
9780191822742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769965.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

This chapter looks at the work of three historians—Richard of Devizes, Walter Map, and Richard de Templo—and the connection between history and literature. Richard of Devizes, though a Benedictine ... More


Huon de Bordeaux: The Cultural Dream as Palimpsest

William Burgwinkle

in Shaping Identity in Medieval French Literature: The Other Within

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056432
eISBN:
9780813058238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056432.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In this chapter William Burgwinkle studies the ways in which Huon de Bordeaux—itself a hybrid text that mixes elements of chansons de geste and romance—blurs boundaries and raises questions about ... More


Shaping Identity in Medieval French Literature: The Other Within

Adrian P. Tudor and Kristin L. Burr (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056432
eISBN:
9780813058238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056432.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Contributors to Shaping Identity in Medieval French Literature consider the multiplicity and instability of identity in medieval French literature, examining the ways in which literary identity can ... More


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