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Charlemagne, a European Icon (Project)

Works: 3 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 278 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Classifications: PN687.C5, 809.93351
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Most widely held works by a European Icon (Project) Charlemagne
The Charlemagne legend in Medieval Latin texts by William J Purkis( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the multiplicity of ways in which the Charlemagne legend was recorded in Latin texts of the central and later Middle Ages, moving beyond some of the earlier canonical "raw materials", such as Einhard's <I>Vita Karoli Magni</I>, to focus on productions of the eleventh to fifteenth centuries. A distinctive feature of the volume's coverage is the diversity of Latin textual environments and genres that the contributors examine in their work, including chronicles, liturgy and pseudo-histories, as well as apologetical treatises and works of hagiography and literature. Perhaps most importantly, the book examines the "many lives" that Charlemagne was believed to have lived by successive generations of medieval Latin writers, for whom he was not only a king and an emperor but also a saint, a crusader, and, indeed, a necrophiliac.<BR><BR> Contributors: Matthew Gabriele, Jace Stuckey, Sebastián Salvadó, Miguel Dolan Gómez, Jeffrey Doolittle, James Williams, Andrew J. Romig, Oren J. Margolis
The legend of Charlemagne in medieval England : the matter of France in Middle English and Anglo-Norman literature by Phillipa Hardman( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Charlemagne and his legend in early Spanish literature and historiography( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend of Charlemagne is a strong motif in the literature of medieval and early modern Spain. The essays in this volume consider the narration of both the historical and imaginary events across different genres; how the figure of Charlemagne evolved and diversified; and the importance and influence of the Charlemagne legends in literary and historical culture during the middle ages and beyond
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