Chansons de Geste
The phrase literally means "songs of great deeds." These epics were very popular among the aristocracy of northern France in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
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Category: Arts and Literature
Contributor(s): Natalie Kohout
Source information: Hollister, C. Warren and Judith M. Bennett. Medieval History: A Short History. 9th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2002.