Chanson de geste

Chanson de geste, или жеста — жанр французской средневековой литературы эпического содержания. Самая известная жеста — «Песнь о Роланде».


Chanson de geste, или жеста — жанр французской средневековой литературы эпического содержания. Самая известная жеста — «Песнь о Роланде».
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Chanson de geste

The chanson de geste is a medieval narrative, a type of epic poem that appears at the dawn of French literature. The earliest known poems of this genre date from the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries, shortly before the emergence of the lyric poetry of the troubadours and trouvères, and the earliest verse romances. They reached their highest point of acceptance in the period 1150–1250.


The chanson de geste is a medieval narrative, a type of epic poem that appears at the dawn of French literature. The earliest known poems of this genre date from the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries, shortly before the emergence of the lyric poetry of the troubadours and trouvères, and the earliest verse romances. They reached their highest point of acceptance in the period 1150–1250.
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