Song of Roland
Translated by Dorothy Sayers, this edition includes a 50-page introduction that describes aspects of the poem and the time period it took place in. 206 pgs, pb.
This famous French tale, written by an unknown poet, shares the story of Charlemagne's army, which was ambushed in a remote Pyrenean pass in the year 778. Symbolic of the struggle between Christianity and paganism, the dynamic, bitter tale of the battle and Roland's honorable last stand is captivating as well as effective in illustrating the code of chivalry that existed in medieval France. We carry three different editions of this classic tale. ~ Rachel