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The Resource The legend of Charlemagne in medieval England : the matter of France in Middle English and Anglo-Norman literature, Phillipa Hardman and Marianne Ailes

The legend of Charlemagne in medieval England : the matter of France in Middle English and Anglo-Norman literature, Phillipa Hardman and Marianne Ailes

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The legend of Charlemagne in medieval England : the matter of France in Middle English and Anglo-Norman literature
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The legend of Charlemagne in medieval England
Title remainder
the matter of France in Middle English and Anglo-Norman literature
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Phillipa Hardman and Marianne Ailes
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Matter of France in Middle English and Anglo-Norman literature
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eng
Summary
The Matter of France, the legendary history of Charlemagne, had a central but now largely unrecognised place in the multilingual culture of medieval England. From the early claim in the Chanson de Roland that Charlemagne held England as his personal domain, to the later proliferation of Middle English romances of Charlemagne, the materials are woven into the insular political and cultural imagination. However, unlike the wide range of continental French romances, the insular tradition concentrates on stories of a few heroic characters: Roland, Fierebras, Otinel. Why did writers and audiences in England turn again and again to these narratives, rewirting and reinterpreting them for more than two hundred years? This book is the first full-length study of the tradition. It investigates the currency and impact of the Matter of France with equal attention to English and French-language texts, setting each individual manuscript or early printed text in its contemporary cultural and political context. The narratives are revealed to be extraordinarily adaptable, using the iconic opposition between Carolingian and Saracen heroes to reflect concerns with national politics, religious identity, the future of Christendom, chivalry and ethics, and monarchy and treason. Phillipa Hardman is Reader in Medieval English Literature (retired) at the University of Reading; Marianne Ailes is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Bristol
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1948-
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Hardman, Phillipa
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Ailes, Marianne
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  • Bristol Studies in Medieval Cultures,
  • Charlemagne : a European icon
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  • Charlemagne
  • Charlemagne
  • English literature
  • Anglo-Norman literature
  • France
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Anglo-Norman literature
  • English literature
  • Literature
  • France
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The legend of Charlemagne in medieval England : the matter of France in Middle English and Anglo-Norman literature, Phillipa Hardman and Marianne Ailes
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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rdacontent
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on1020886838
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1 online resource
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online
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9781787440562
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt1t4sdmf
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(OCoLC)1020886838
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The legend of Charlemagne in medieval England : the matter of France in Middle English and Anglo-Norman literature, Phillipa Hardman and Marianne Ailes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1020886838
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787440562
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1t4sdmf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020886838

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