The Story of Roland

The Story of Roland

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Genres: Fiction, Holiday Books, Mystery & Detective
Publisher: e-Kitap Projesi & Cheapest Books
Publication Year: 2017
Format: (eBook + Printed)
Length: English, 6" x 9" (15 x 23 cm), 400 pages
Illustrator: R. B. Birch
ASIN: 1548424897
ISBN: 9786059496735

Jean Bodel a minstrel of the thirteenth century, wrote, "There are but three subjects which interest men,—the tales of France, of Britain, and of Rome the great; and to these subjects there is nothing like. The tales of Britain are so light and pleasant, those of Rome are wise and of teachful sense; those of France, truly every day of greater appearance."

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About the Book

In this story of Roland as I propose telling it, I shall intro-duce you to some of the most pleasing of those "tales of France" The poems and legends which embody them were written in various languages, and at widely different times; but in them two names, Charlemagne and Roland are of very frequent occurrence.

Charlemagne, as you know, was a real historical personage, the greatest monarch of medieval times. His empire included France, the greater part of Germany and Italy; and his power and influence were felt all over the Christian world. The fame of his achievements in war was heralded and sung in every country of Europe; his name was in the mouth of every story-teller and wandering bard; and it finally became customary to ascribe all the heroic deeds and wonderful events of three centuries to the time of Charlemagne.  

The songs and stories in which these events were related were dressed up with every kind of embellishment to suit the circumstances of their recital. Wild myths of the Pagan ages, legends and traditions of the Christian Church, superstitious notions of magic and witchcraft, fantastic stories derived from the Arabs of Spain and the East,—all these were blended in one strange mass, and grafted upon a slender core of historical truth.

The result was a curious mixture of fact and fiction, of the real and the marvellous, of the beautiful and the impure, of Christian devotion and heathen superstition. And it was thus that "the tales of France", which we may term the legendary history of Charlemagne, came into being ..

About the Author
James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1841 - 1925)
According to his biography in the Junior Book of Authors (1951), Baldwin, a native of Indiana and largely self-educated, began teaching at the age of 24. After several years he became superintendent of the graded schools in Indiana, a post he held for 18 years. The last 37 years of his life he worked with publishers, first with Harper and Brothers and later with the American Book Company. In addition to editing school books, he started writing books of his own. After the publication in 1882 of The Story of Siegfried, he went on to write more than 50 others.
His influence was widely felt because at one time it was estimated that of all the school books in use in the United States, over half had been written or edited by him. Unfortunately, his works are much less widely known today. So far as known, only some of his books are in print and published today.

Date Story Category
1882 The Story of Siegfried Legends
1883 The Story of Roland Legends
1887 A Story of the Golden Age of Greek Heroes Mythology
1895 Fairy Stories and Fables Readers
1895 Old Greek Stories Mythology
1896 Fifty Famous Stories Retold Collective Biography
1897 Four Great Americans Collective Biography
1903 The Wonder-Book of Horses Mythology
1904 Abraham Lincoln, A True Life ----
1905 Thirty More Famous Stories Retold Collective Biography
1905 Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children Adapted Literature
1907 An American Book of Golden Deeds Ethical Faith Stories
1910 Stories of Don Quixote Written A new for Children Fiction
1912 The Sampo Legends
1912 Fifty Famous People Collective Biography
1914 In My Youth Individual Biography

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