Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Si Sai Encore Moult Bon Estoire, Chançon Moult Bone et Anciene: Studies in the Text and Context of Old French Narrative in Honour of Joseph J. Duggan

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Si Sai Encore Moult Bon Estoire, Chançon Moult Bone et Anciene: Studies in the Text and Context of Old French Narrative in Honour of Joseph J. Duggan

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Si sai encore moult bon estoire, chançon moult bone et anciene: Studies in the Text and Context of Old French Narrative in Honour of Joseph J. Duggan, ed. Sophie Marnette, John F. Levy, and Leslie Zarker Morgan, Medium Ævum Monographs (Oxford: Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature, 2015). xxx + 379 pp. ISBN 978-0-907570-30-1. £24.99. The fifteen essays in this volume, reflecting the seminal work carried out by Joseph Duggan on the distinct features and the interactions of writing and orality in Old French literature and, in particular, on the chanson de geste, are divided into three sections. 'Literary studies of epic' includes studies of the Vita sancti Willelmi and Mort Charlemagne, Garin le Loherain, Girart de Roussillon, and Gaufrey. 'Narratological and philological studies' begins with essays on the laisse structure of three chansons de geste, the use of enchaînement, the light shed on the medieval status of the epic by analysis of the terms chanter de geste and chanter de + personal name, and the term 'croquemort' in the Roland rimé. …

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