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An Old French Trilogy: Texts from the William of Orange Cycle

Abstract

This book provides a modern English translation of three Old French epic poems devoted to the exploits of the legendary William of Orange. The Coronation of Louis, The Convoy to Nîmes, and The Conquest of Orange form the core of William’s early heroic biography. In The Coronation of Louis, the hero saves both king and pope from would-be usurpers, and earns the nickname “Short-nosed William” after a fierce, disfiguring battle with a Saracen giant. In The Convoy to Nîmes and The Conquest of Orange, William conquers two important cities and wins the love of the Saracen Queen Orable. The trilogy i ... More

Keywords: Old French epic, William of Orange, The Coronation of Louis, The Convoy to Nîmes, The Conquest of Orange

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066462
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066462.001.0001
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