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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
775 words

Also known, not uncontroversially, as OFr. epic. They appear as narrative poems, extant from c.1100, throughout the medieval

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
49 words

(Fr. ‘songs of deed’)

Epic poems, written in Old French between the 11th and 14th centuries, generally dealing with the

Chanson de geste

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1,622 words

Major medieval French narrative genre, with a distinctive verse form and broadly historical content: geste means ‘history’ as well as

chanson de geste

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
488 words

Chanter de geste” was, according to 13th-c. theoreticians, to celebrate the exploits of heros and Kings

chanson de geste

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The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
65 words
A French medieval epic poem, often of considerable length and divided into sections. The poem was sung to short musical phrases, probably involving a certain amount of repetition, of a ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

a medieval French historical verse romance, typically one connected with Charlemagne. The phrase is French, and means literally ‘song of heroic deeds’, from ...

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