Please note: this article was written in 2001 and is part of my Master's thesis. It is here for archival purposes only. See the bottom of this page for licensing information.
*This article specificallyis particularly out of date, since more sources have been added to the online corpus.
-Vika Zafrin (email me with any questions)
The following chart demonstrates which texts and phenomena in the Roland canon served as primary sources for the texts I used in this project. It is assumed that the roots of the French Song of Roland lie in part of the oral epic tradition of that time. The dotted lines represent an assumed double connection of Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato both to the Morgante and to the Italian oral tradition of the cantari, neither of which can rightly be placed higher in importance than the other.
For more information on the works actually quoted in the project, take a look here. For an exposition on the Italian Roland, read this.
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