The Song of Roland, French Epic Poem
(c. 1080)

The eight phases of The Song of Roland in one picture

Just the Facts:
  • Name: La Chanson de Roland
  • Known as: The Song of Roland
  • Dates: developed from 1040 to 1115
  • Place: France
  • Language: Old French; Anglo-Norman
  • What it is: French epic poem based on the Battle of Roncevaux (778)
  • Included in lists (What's This?): HC; Bloom

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