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Published: 31 August 2017

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780198788485

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Rebel Barons

Resisting Royal Power in Medieval Culture

Luke Sunderland

  • Explores epic poems set in the time of Charlemagne, which were popular with warrior aristocrats in the twelfth to fifteenth centuries
  • Studies rebel baron narratives across several centuries, across the full geographical range of their spread especially France, England, and Italy
  • Enables the reader to compare literary texts to medieval thought about power, authority, and resistance
  • Analyses the models of aristocratic resistance that structure the chansons de geste
  • The Appendix includes a plot summary as well as dating and manuscript information for key primary texts

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