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Product Description: [Library Edition Audiobook CD in Vinyl case.] Translated by D.D.R.Owen[Read/Performed by A Full Cast] This classic epic revolves around the battle between the Franks and the Moors in 778. Though he has grown up in poverty in a cave in Italy, Roland is in fact descended from great heroes of old...read more
By D. D. R. Owen (trans)

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9781470846688 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, February 11, 2013), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: [Library Edition Audiobook CD in Vinyl case.

On 15th August 778, Charlemagne and his armies were crossing the Pyrenees back into France, after a successful campaign in which they had taken Saragossa and Pamplona. His rearguard, one of whose commanders was Roland, duke of the Marches of Brittany, was surprised by a party of Basques, and annihilated. The chronicles of the time duly noted the event. From this almost invisible piece of historical grit there grew one of the pearls of medieval literature, "The Song of Roland". The story of Roland disappears from history in the 9th century to reappear as an epic poem 200 years later, transformed into a full-length tale of high courage, loyalty and treachery. Charlemagne becomes an awesome, god-like figure, while Roland acquires a boon companion, Oliver, who is almost his equal in prowess. The attack on Roland and his companions is no longer a local ambush, but the result of a deep-laid conspiracy between a Saracen king in Spain and one of Charlemagne's lords, Roland's stepfather Count Ganelon. The plot has become a classic tale of jealousy and intrigue, and the poet tells it in masterly fashion; he is equally skilled at setting a scene, conveying the mood and character of his actors, or evoking the drama of the battle. The present translation by D.D.R. Owen is recognized as one of the best modern English versions of the poem: it has been revised for this new illustrated edition, which uses the vivid images of a late medieval manuscript of the legend. The introduction sets the poem in its context and shows how this work has profoundly influenced not only later literature, but even our view of history and notably of the Norman Conquest.
By D. D. R. Owen (trans)

Hardcover:

9780851155371 | Subsequent edition (Boydell & Brewer Inc, June 1, 1990), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: On 15th August 778, Charlemagne and his armies were crossing the Pyrenees back into France, after a successful campaign in which they had taken Saragossa and Pamplona.

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9781470846695 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, February 11, 2013), cover price $29.95
9781470846718 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 20, 2013), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: [MP3CD audiobook format in Vinyl case.

Product Description: From Polyphemus to Papageno, a single figure demonstrates continuity in Greek, Celtic and European literature. The Wandering Giant illustrates a fundamental literary (and pre-literary) process whereby fictional material is passed down and adapted over the centuries...read more

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9781862321274 | Tuckwell Pr Ltd, March 1, 2002, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: From Polyphemus to Papageno, a single figure demonstrates continuity in Greek, Celtic and European literature.

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Product Description: Containing 33 essays by prominent scholars, this text covers four major medieval fields. Topics covered include manuscripts of Leiden University, Beauvais Cathedral, Sir John Donne, details of scribal practices and Dominican copyists...read more

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9789004099586 | Brill Academic Pub, August 1, 1997, cover price $155.50 | About this edition: Containing 33 essays by prominent scholars, this text covers four major medieval fields.

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Traces the life of Eleanor, who supported her sons in their rebellion against the king

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9780631170723 | Blackwell Pub, May 1, 1993, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Traces the life of Eleanor, who supported her sons in their rebellion against the king

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9780631201014 | Blackwell Pub, May 1, 1996, cover price $57.95 | About this edition: Traces the life of Eleanor, who supported her sons in their rebellion against the king

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Product Description: The only available English translation of The Romance of Reynard the Fox, this age-old tale is an oblique critique of medieval society and its institutions. The animals, endowed with human vices and fewer virtues, play out a thinly disguised social comedy in which all the orders from nobility to peasantry are lampooned...read more
By D. D. R. Owen (trans) and Roy Owen (editor)

Paperback:

9780192828019 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 1, 1994, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: The only available English translation of The Romance of Reynard the Fox, this age-old tale is an oblique critique of medieval society and its institutions.

By D. D. R. Owen (editor)

Hardcover:

9780859910941 | Boydell & Brewer Inc, March 1, 1986, cover price $54.00

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