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The Song of Roland

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Compiled in the 11th century, The Song of Roland is perhaps the world's most famous portrait of early European chivalry, piousness, and militarism. This beautifully produced program offers an abridged English version of the battlefield epic, combining richly textured medieval and Renaissance art images with scholarly summaries and interpretations of the work's major sections. Acknowledging the poem's historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
History
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
University of Colorado, 2005
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 879609844
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 04, 2014.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (73 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: Early Sound of "Song of Roland" (1:31) --
Story of Charlemagne (1:37) --
Pyrenees, 778 A.D. (2:27) --
Charlemagne Convenes his Council (8:46) --
Charlemagne Convenes his Council: Marsile (4:19) --
Ganelon Returns (2:41) --
Ganelon Returns: Rear Guard (2:41) --
The Saracens Attack (7:38) --
Roland Battles King Marsile (4:50) --
Roland Battles King Marsile: Grief and Rage (2:29) --
The Death of Roland (5:27) --
Charlemagne's Revenge (3:58) --
Charlemagne Battles the Emir Baligant (4:37) --
Charlemagne Battles the Emir Baligant: Victory (8:41) --
The Trial of Ganelon (7:06) --
Final Line of "Song of Roland" (1:03) --
Credits: The Song of Roland (2:14).
Responsibility: University of Colorado.
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Compiled in the 11th century, The Song of Roland is perhaps the world's most famous portrait of early European chivalry, piousness, and militarism. This beautifully produced program offers an abridged English version of the battlefield epic, combining richly textured medieval and Renaissance art images with scholarly summaries and interpretations of the work's major sections. Acknowledging the poem's historical inaccuracies, the video nevertheless underscores its importance for later European listeners: specifically, as a rallying cry mobilizing Christian forces to embark on the Crusades. An Old French recital of the song's first six lines begins the program.

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