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French for 'song of heroic deeds'/medieval epic poem from 10-1100's/predates lyric poetry of troubadours/includes Song of Roland, Chanson de Guillaume, & Gormont et Isembart
Nephew of Charlemagne who led rear guard of his army
Name of battle in which Muslims ambush Charlemagne's rear guard
The Song of Roland has an important part in the background of this 1939 novel by Graham Greene about a Medieval scholar during the Spanish Civil War
Stepfather of Roland who betrays Franks b/c he believes Roland wanted him killed by Muslims/drawn & quartered at end
Friend of Ganelon who defends him against charges of treason & challenges Thierry to trial by combat/loses
Dane who leads 3rd column of Charlemagne's army against Baligant
Poet mentioned in epic/thought by some to be author
Sword of Roland/1st given to Charlemagne by angel/contained 1 tooth of St Peter, blood of St Basil, hair of St Denis, piece of cloth from Virgin Mary/sharpest in existence
Emir of Babylon who arrives after Charlemagne defeats Marsile/big battle/he & his army are defeated
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Queen of Saragossa/wife of King Marsile/captured & converted after Charlemagne takes city
1516 epic poem by Ariosto based on Song of Roland
Bishop of Reims/one of the Twelve Peers of France in several chansons de geste including the Song of Roland/church advisor to Charlemagne
Man who claimed Ganelon's betrayal was treason/fought Pinabel in trial by combat/was victorious due to divine intervention
Friend of Roland/mortally wounded by Margarice/represents wisdom
Horn of Roland/died blowing it until his temples burst to call for help
King of the Franks during the epic
Name of the foremost warriors of Charlemagne's court
King of Muslims who first surrendered then ambushed Franks

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