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Re: Song of Roland anyone?
Posted By: ReiginkoDate: 11/1/04 7:10 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Song of Roland anyone? (ukimalefu)

: Please, please, please excuse me if I'm wrong, but I'm afraid about where
: you're going with this. In the Song of Roland the muslims where the enemy,
: but they were invaders not terrorists. Oh, and one more thing, do your own
: homework! :-p
: I've read it only once or twice, a long time ago, so I can't really help with
: this.

They weren't really invaders. The French (ie Charlemagne, Roland et al) were invading Spain, and the Muslims were fighting for the Spanish. The Saracens were basically portrayed as sub-human infidels, but what would you expect from something written in 12th Century France?

It's pretty overt that Islam is perceived as "bad" - one of the main heroes is the Bishop, who is idolised almost as much as Roland because they go out fighting for God and destroying infidels. It shouldn't be too hard an essay to write, if you actually read the poem (yes all ~4000 lines). What's the word limit?

- Reiginko

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Song of Roland anyone?Blayne 11/1/04 4:12 p.m.
     Re: Song of Roland anyone?ukimalefu 11/1/04 5:02 p.m.
           Re: Song of Roland anyone?Reiginko 11/1/04 7:10 p.m.
                 Re: Song of Roland anyone?Blayne 11/2/04 1:31 p.m.
                       Re: Song of Roland anyone?ukimalefu 11/2/04 8:15 p.m.
                 Re: Song of Roland anyone?Enkidu 11/6/04 3:24 p.m.

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