Courses this book is used in:
- Literature 11: Era of Christendom:
- Self Paced
Tells of Charlemagne's nephew, who valiantly leads his men into battle against the Saracens, but dies in the massacre. In majestic verses, the battle becomes a symbolic struggle between Christianity and paganism, while Roland's last stand is the ultimate expression of honor and feudal values of 12th century France.