Family, Lineage and Kinship in the Cycle of Guillaume D'orange

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Examines chronologically nine major texts of the Guillaume cycle, the kinship relationships of the characters (men, women, brothers, and siblings), and the nature, consequences, motives, and functions of these relationships. Demonstrates that the Cycle of Guillaume is a true cycle and details how the bonds of kinship provide the structural framework of the cycle.


". . . analyze[s] a central concern of epic in the Guillaume cycle: lineage and kinship patterns. He goes about this in a systematic, meticulous way. . . . All in all, an important reference work for students of literature, and of history, that will make a long-term contribution to the field." - William C. Calin

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