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  1. Song of Roland(better version is part of Middle Ages Lit power point

  2. Romance • First epics are heroic; thereafter they take on characteristics of the romance • Assimilating loves stories written in the spirit of courtly love • A tradition that idealized women and turned the conventions of human love almost literally into a religion • Earlier Romances, chansons de geste (Songs of Deeds). like Roland, are men-at-war

  3. Background • Written in Old French circa 1100 • Composed 300 years earlier • Oral songs accompanied by lyres. • Song of Roland is the earliest and best known example of the Song of Deed romance. • Unknown until 1832 when the first of several manuscripts was discovered. • The best of these is at Oxford University that is a copy by an Anglo-Norman scribe of an earlier version. • Many conspiracies and hypotheses about the origin, poet, and facts of Roland

  4. Background • We think this was written at the beginning of the Crusades. By telling a story of the Great Charlemagne, the hope is to inspire current fighters. • The values of the poem are simply identified. • Exclusively deal with war and religion • Success in battle is vital, not only for personal reasons but also to prove God is on your side • Christians are good, Saracens are evil • although some are great warriors and honorable • philosophical subtleties are absent, as are inward conflicts