Author:Merwin, W.S. (translator)

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The Song of Roland

By: Merwin, W.S. (translator)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2203795

Condition: Very Good


Ink notes in inner wrappers. 2001 Trade Paperback. A contemporary prose rendering of the great medieval French epic, The Song of Roland is as canonical and significant as the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf. It extols the chivalric ideals in the France of Charlemagne through the exploits of Charlemagne's nephew, the warrior Roland, who fights bravely to his death in a legendary battle. Against the bloody backdrop of the struggle between Christianity and Islam, The Song of Roland remains a vivid portrayal of medieval life, knightly adventure, and feudal politics. The first great literary works of a cultu... View more info