Yon or La Venjance Fromondin: A Thirteenth-Century Chanson De Geste of the Lorraine Cycle

By: Mitchneck, Simon R.

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xxv + 224 pp. Index, bibliography. Published for the First Time (MS. 1622 of the Biblotheque Nationale, Paris). A poem/chanson of 13th century France, written in the dialect of the Ile de France. "The subject of the poem is war, and the author appears to have felt the need of fitting his style to his subject. The Chansons de Gestse of this period were intended to be read aloud or sung; if Yon is read aloud, the very speed of the author lends the lines a martial tone which makes them ring with the roll of drums and the gallop of warriors." Includes a glossary. Blue paper wraps a little bent around the edges, spine sunned and bit stained but still legible. Interior has an occasional small stain, most pages still uncut.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Title: Yon or La Venjance Fromondin: A Thirteenth-Century Chanson De Geste of the Lorraine Cycle

Author Name: Mitchneck, Simon R.

Categories: History: Medieval, Language Study,Ancient,Medieval,Classical & Modern, Literature,Poetry,Drama,

Edition: First Edition Thus

Publisher: New York, Institute of French Studies, Inc.: 1935

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 000949

Keywords: Medieval French; French Poetry Lorraine Bordeaux,