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The Medieval Charlemagne Legend

An Annotated Bibliography, 1st Edition

Edited by Susan E. Farrier


666 pages

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Originally published in 1993, The Medieval Charlemagne Legend is a selective bibliography for the literary scholar, of historical and literary material relating to Charlemagne. The book provides a chronological listing of sources on the legend and man is split into three distinct sections, covering the history of Charlemagne, the literature of Charlemagne and the medieval biography and chronicle of Charlemagne.

Table of Contents



List of Abbreviations

Part I: The Historical Charlemagne


2 Foreign Policy

3. Charles and the Church

4. Symbols of Imperial Power

5. Modern Biographies

Part II: Between History and Legend (Medieval Biography and Chronicle)

1. Medieval Biographies

2. Chronicles (Excluding the Turpin)

Part III: Charlemagne Literature

1 Reference

2. Onomastics

3. Chansons de Geste in Perspective

4. Compilations and Anthologies

5. The Influence of the Charlemagne Legends

6. Charles’ Life in Literature

7. Roland

8. Ogier the Dane

9. La Chanson de Roland

10. Analogues of the Chanson de Roland

11. William

12. William’s Family

13. Renaud

14. Charles Martel and His Vassals

15. Pepin and his Vassals

16. Charlemagne and his Vassals

17. Louis and his Vassals

18. The Families of Nanteuil and the Loherains

19. Collections of Relevant Studies

Appendix A: Charlemagne’s Obscure Relatives

Appendix B: List of Charlemagne Texts Organized by Language

Index of Authors, Editors, and Translators

Index of Subjects and Works

Index of Modern Translations

Index of Festschrift/Denkschrift Honorees

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1938 and 1994, draw together research by leading academics in the area of medieval history and medieval literature, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines medieval history from the early Middle Ages, right up until the Reformation, as well as the effect of the medieval period on later cultures, such as the Victorians. This collection draws together books on the monarchy, medieval philosophy, religion, art, music, psychology and architecture as well as volumes on medieval archeology. The collection also brings together key volumes on medieval literature of the period, with formative works examining medieval religious literature, medieval legends and oral tradition. The collection also includes titles examining specific poems from the period such as Piers Plowman, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Pearl, as well as volumes on influential writers of the period such as Jean Froissant, John Lydgate and Margery Kempe. This collection brings back into print a collection of insightful and detailed books on the diverse medieval period and will be a must have resource for academics and students, not only of history and literature, but of anthropology, music, psychology and religion.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General