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The Story Of Roland

Author : James Baldwin
ISBN : 9786059496735
Genre : Fiction
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Jean Bodel a minstrel of the thirteenth century, wrote, "There are but three subjects which interest men,—the tales of France, of Britain, and of Rome the great; and to these subjects there is nothing like. The tales of Britain are so light and pleasant, those of Rome are wise and of teachful sense; those of France, truly every day of greater appearance." In this story of Roland as I propose telling it, I shall intro-duce you to some of the most pleasing of those "tales of France" The poems and legends which embody them were written in various languages, and at widely different times; but in them two names, Charlemagne and Roland are of very frequent occurrence. Charlemagne, as you know, was a real historical personage, the greatest monarch of medieval times. His empire included France, the greater part of Germany and Italy; and his power and influence were felt all over the Christian world. The fame of his achievements in war was heralded and sung in every country of Europe; his name was in the mouth of every story-teller and wandering bard; and it finally became customary to ascribe all the heroic deeds and wonderful events of three centuries to the time of Charlemagne. The songs and stories in which these events were related were dressed up with every kind of embellishment to suit the circumstances of their recital. Wild myths of the Pagan ages, legends and traditions of the Christian Church, superstitious notions of magic and witchcraft, fantastic stories derived from the Arabs of Spain and the East,—all these were blended in one strange mass, and grafted upon a slender core of historical truth. The result was a curious mixture of fact and fiction, of the real and the marvellous, of the beautiful and the impure, of Christian devotion and heathen superstition. And it was thus that "the tales of France", which we may term the legendary history of Charlemagne, came into being ..

The Story Of Roland

Author : James Baldwin
ISBN : 154232209X
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Here are related the daring feats and great exploits of Roland, worthiest of the barons of France in the time of Charlemagne, and those of Oliver and Reinold and Ogier the Dane, all heroes who were his companions in arms and who rivalled him in the number and greatness of their exploits. The story is culled from the works of song-writers and poets of five centuries and in as many languages. James Baldwin was one of the most prolific authors of school books for children at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. He wrote over thirty books about famous people in history and retold classical stories. It is estimated that 26 million copies of his works sold worldwide, including China and Indonesia. A selfeducated man, he became a school superintendent before working as an editor.

The Song Of Roland

Author : Anonymous
ISBN : 9781406805246
Genre : Fiction
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This, the first great French heroic poem, is probably the earliest of the truly national poems of the modern world.

The Story Of Roland And The Peers Of Charlemagne

Author : James Baldwin
ISBN : OCLC:810670138
Genre : Roland (Legendary character)
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An American Iliad

Author : Charles Pierce Roland
ISBN : 0813123003
Genre : History
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" An updated edition of this concise yet comprehensive history of the Civil War, written by a distinguished historian of the conflict. Charles Roland skillfully interweaves the story of battles and campaigns with accounts of the major political, diplomatic, social, and cultural events of the epoch and insightful sketches of the leading actors. Of prime interest are the contrasts he draws between the opposing presidents and generals. What traits, he asks, made Lincoln superior to Davis as a war leader? How were Union military leaders able to forge a more effective fighting force, a more comprehensive strategy than their opponents? Roland's thoughtful anwers and his recognition of the contadictions of human nature and the interpaly of intention and chance raise this book above a mere recounting of military events. The story of the Civil War is the epic of the American people. Never has it been told more movingly.

The Wonderful Story Of Roland Presents

Author : Laurie Ross
ISBN : 9781524591540
Genre : Poetry
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In the world where thoughts and reflections intermingle, Thoughts of Roland, Reflections of Reina tells the story of a young couple who have faced many ups, downs, and miscommunications in their relationship. Their story is one written in either of their perspectives to get through to their counterpart. Love, betrayal, and expectations are the main themes in this poetic album that overall contribute to the beginning of the series: The Wonderful Story of Roland.

Story Of Roland 1883

Author : James Baldwin
ISBN : 0766173739
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1883. In this story of Roland as the author proposes to tell it, he introduces you to some of the most pleasing of those tales of France. The poems and legends which embody them were written in various languages, and at widely different times; but in them two names, Charlemagne and Roland, are of very frequent occurrence. Roland, the nephew of the Charlemagne of romance, and his companion in all great enterprises, is unknown to history. Yet he is the typical knight, the greatest hero of the middle ages. His story is not a mere transcript of the old romances. Illustrated.

The Song Of Roland

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ISBN : NYPL:33433075796353
Genre : Chanson de Roland
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The Song Of Roland

Author : Anonymous
ISBN : 9780486111667
Genre : Poetry
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First and greatest French epic, this 11th-century tale of romance and heroism recounts the adventures of the warrior Roland, nephew of Charlemagne and prince of the Holy Roman Empire. A poetic story of valor, betrayal, and revenge.

Epic And Saga

Author : Charles W. Eliot
ISBN : 0766182029
Genre : Fiction
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Contents: Beowulf translated by Francis B. Gummere. Song Roland translated by John O'Hagan. The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel translated by Whitley Stokes. The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs; Songs From the Elder Edda translated by Eiriker Magnusson and William Morris.

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