The Song of Roland details the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778. During this battle, Emperor Charlemagne’s nephew, Roland, was killed. The Song of Roland is one of the oldest epic French poems in existence, dating to between 1040 and 1115. It was written in Old French and later translated into modern French as used in this volume.
This bilingual edition is designed to assist those learning French. The English text appears on the left-hand pages of the book, with the corresponding French on the right-hand pages.