The Subject of Violence: The Song of Roland and the Birth of the State (Hardback)Peter Haidu (author)
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This book provides the reader with a new, challenging, and sophisticated critical analysis of the Song of Roland." -Choice
[Haidu's] close reading of the Song of Roland is interesting, informative, and significant... "-American Historical Review
Probably the most sophisticated book ever written on the Song of Roland.... It is at once a work of linguistic analysis, of literary theory, of literary history, and, finally, of history." -R. Howard Bloch
Haidu argues that the 12th-century Song of Roland played an essential role in the creation of the nation-state, in that the narrative transforms the independent and violent warriors of the feudal period into the subordinate instruments of the nation-state by enforcing on them the subjection to the rule of monarchy.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 39 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
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