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The Legend of Charlemagne. Envisioning Empire in the Middle Ages

Jace Stuckey (éd.)

STUCKEY Jace (éd.), The Legend of Charlemagne. Envisioning Empire in the Middle Ages, Leyde, Brill, 2022.
ISBN : 978-90-04-33564-6

There are few historical figures in the Middle Ages that cast a larger shadow than Charlemagne. This volume brings together a collection of studies on the Charlemagne legend from a wide range of fields, not only adding to the growing corpus of work on this legendary figure, but opening new avenues of inquiry by bringing together innovative trends that cross disciplinary boundaries. This collection expands the geographical frontiers, and extends the chronological scope beyond the Middle Ages from the heart of Carolingian Europe to Spain, England, and Iceland. The Charlemagne found here is one both familiar and strange and one who is both celebrated and critiqued.
Contributors are Jada Bailey, Cullen Chandler, Carla Del Zotto, William Diebold, Christopher Flynn, Ana Grinberg, Elizabeth Melick, Jace Stuckey, and Larissa Tracy.

Table des matières

Front Matter
Preliminary Material
Copyright page
Figures
Abbreviations
Contributors

Introduction
Author : Jace Stuckey
Pages : 1–9

Part 1 Remembering and Imagining Charlemagne’s Legacy in Carolingian and Post-Carolingian Europe

Chapter 1 Charlemagne : Already a Legend
Author : Cullen J. Chandler
Pages : 13–31

Chapter 2 Imagined Crusades : The Legend of Charlemagne and the East
Author : Jace Stuckey
Pages : 32–61

Part 2 Charlemagne as Exemplar and the ‘Other’ in the High and Later Middle Ages

Chapter 3 Charlemagne on the Road to Santiago in the Liber Sancti Jacobi and the Karlamagnús Saga
Author : Carla Del Zotto
Pages : 65–89

Chapter 4 The Representation of Charlemagne in the Speculum Historiale of Vincent of Beauvais
Author : Christopher P. Flynn
Pages : 90–107

Chapter 5 Le Livre de Charlemaine : The Emperor Charlemagne as an Exemplar for Anglo-French Kings in the Fifteenth Century
Author : Jade Bailey
Pages : 108–136

Part 3 Cross-Cultural Representations in Literature : Religion and Identity

Chapter 6 Intimate Contacts of Charlemagne in Spain. Mainet as Portrait of an Enemy as a Young Man
Author : Ana Grinberg
Pages : 139–164

Chapter 7 Charlemagne and the Saracens
Reimagining the Sequence of Aggression in Three Middle English Romances
Author : Elizabeth Ponder Melick
Pages : 165–194

Chapter 8 “Charlemagne, King Arthur and Contested National Identity in English Romances”
Author : Larissa Tracy
Pages : 195–228

Part 4 Epilogue

Chapter 9 A Multicultural Charlemagne for the 21st Century
The Exhibition Ex oriente : Isaak und der weisse Elefant (Aachen, 2003)
Author : William J. Diebold
Pages : 231–261

Back Matter
Select Bibliography

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