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In Limine Romaniae

Chanson de geste et épopée européenne

Carlos Alvar and Constance Carta

Cet ouvrage réunit les travaux des plus grands spécialistes en poésie épique romane du Moyen Âge, rassemblés en juillet 2009 à Genève pour le XVIIIe congrès international de la Société Rencesvals. Ils ont consacré leurs efforts à analyser et à commenter des chansons de geste qui ont vu le jour dans les limites géographiques, politiques ou linguistiques de l’Occident européen. Les articles sont groupés en quatre sections : l’épopée franco-italienne ; l’épopée germanique en relation avec la romane ; la postérité épique dans le roman en Espagne ; les animaux dans les chansons de geste. Parmi tant d’autres, la Chanson de Roland, la Chanson de Guillaume, le Nibelungenlied, le Poème du Cid ou le Digenis Akritis permettent d’établir des liens thématiques ou littéraires qui contribuent à dessiner un panorama toujours plus complet du monde médiéval.

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Abstracts Matthew BAILEY (Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginie, United States) La evolución de la leyenda cidiana desde la Historia Roderici hasta nuestros días The texts discussed within the following paper – the latin Historia Roderici, the Cantar de Mio Cid, the Mocedades de Rodrigo (c. 1300), Las Mocedades del Cid by Guillén de Castro (1612) and the Hollywood movie El Cid by Anthony Mann (1961), with the main actors Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren – will allow us to compare the distinct manifestations of the Cid’s legendary life by focusing more specifically on two aspects of these different representations: on the one hand, the relation between Rodrigo and his lord; on the other hand, his relation with his wife Ximena. Within the evolutionary process of his character, we can witness a sequence of interventions and changes aimed at the creation of a hero being rel- evant to the contemporary environment. This might be a proof that what we know about his real actions was not an impediment to recreate repeatedly the hero according to our own image. Víctor MILLET (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain) Carolus and Theodoricus. Romance and Germanic heroic poetry: differences and points of contact Are Romance and Germanic heroic poetry comparable? The coexistence of both literary genres synchronically and the apparently similar position they take up in the literary systems of medieval France and Germany have always led critics to consider them to be equivalent. Certainly, both genres are based on oral traditions...

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