chanson de geste

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A medieval French historical verse romance, typically one connected with Charlemagne. The phrase is French, and means literally ‘song of heroic deeds’, from chanson ‘song’ and geste from Latin gesta ‘actions, exploits’.

Subjects: Literature.

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