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==Chanson de William== or "La Chanson de Guillaume" 1150-1175
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==[[Chanson de William]]== or "La Chanson de Guillaume" 1150-1175
 
Plot: Some fighting in which some knights are too proud to call [[William of Orange]] for help and so die heroically, also causing the death of their friends. Some more fighting in which William avenges their deaths, and dies heroically. Some fighting in which King Louis avenges William's death, mostly won by the humorous noble-born peasant who insists on killing everyone with a lump of wood instead of real weapons.
 
Plot: Some fighting in which some knights are too proud to call [[William of Orange]] for help and so die heroically, also causing the death of their friends. Some more fighting in which William avenges their deaths, and dies heroically. Some fighting in which King Louis avenges William's death, mostly won by the humorous noble-born peasant who insists on killing everyone with a lump of wood instead of real weapons.
 
poetic style: [[decasyllabic assonanced couplets]] in [[Old French]]
 
poetic style: [[decasyllabic assonanced couplets]] in [[Old French]]
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translation style: modern text, not prose in any form, given on the same page as old French text. Special care is taken to conserve the meaning of the original, but not to convey it's poetic style.
 
translation style: modern text, not prose in any form, given on the same page as old French text. Special care is taken to conserve the meaning of the original, but not to convey it's poetic style.
   
==Raoul de Cambrai== c. 1180-1200
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==[[Raoul de Cambrai]]== c. 1180-1200
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Plot: The fief of Raoul's deceased father is given away by Louis to another vassal; Raoul later attempts to reclaim his lands during an audience with the king. Louis instead offers to Raoul the next fief to become vacant (which becomes that of Hubert de Vermandois) but when its lord dies, Louis hesitates in giving the land to Raoul, as Vermandois has four sons looking to keep their fief. Raoul and the Vermandois heirs then go to war. After torching the Vermandois town of Origny, in which lived the mother of Raoul's squire Bernier, Bernier declares that he will have vengeance upon his master and manages to fulfil his oath. Then, Raoul's uncle Guerri kills Bernier and the vendetta remains in play. Guerri later manages to escape from his home into exile and out of record.
 
===translation:===
 
Raoul de Cambrai: Edited with Introduction, Translation, and Notes. trans. Sarah Kay (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1992), ISBN 0-1981-5868-8
 
Facing translation and original text.
 
   
 
=Fiction (not necesarily romance)=
 
=Fiction (not necesarily romance)=

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