An Old French Trilogy

“A new translation into modern English of an important and influential set of Old French epic poems. Humorous and human, complete with love interest and combat, trickery and travel, these stories follow the fictional history of Charlemagne’s family in what is now Western Europe.”—Leslie Zarker Morgan, coeditor of Approaches to Teaching the “Song of Roland” “This … Continue reading An Old French Trilogy

An Introduction to the Chansons de Geste

Now available! An Introduction to the Chansons de Geste by Catherine M. Jones Delve into the stories and rhythms of the Old French chansons de geste, or “songs of heroic deeds”—one of the most important traditions of the French Middle Ages. These tremendously popular songs were based on French history but often embellished in fantastical … Continue reading An Introduction to the Chansons de Geste