This paper offers a long analysis of the «Carmen de Hastingae proelio», attributed to Guy of Orléans, with the review of the principal chronological and attributive questions from the first half of XIXth Century to our days, the examination and the discussion of the most important historical, literary and interpretative problems and, in the second and larger section, the study of three very significant episodes of the poem (the preface, the geste of Taillefer and the coronation of William the Conqueror). This investigation in devoted, at rst time, to discuss an interpretation of the work which exclusively aims to a valutation of the medieval latin poem as a simple historiographical source to the reconstruction of the famous Battle of Hastings (14th oct. 1066). In this paper I try instead to put in evidence the worthy literary value of the medieval latin poem.
|Numero di pagine||39|
|Rivista||BOLLETTINO DI STUDI LATINI|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2018|