Roncesvalles


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Roncesvalles

(rōn'thāsvä`lyās), Fr. Roncevaux, mountain pass (alt. 3,468 ft/1,057 m), in the Pyrenees, between Pamplona (Spain) and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (France). Tradition has made it the scene of the death of the hero RolandRoland
, the great French hero of the medieval Charlemagne cycle of chansons de geste, immortalized in the Chanson de Roland (11th or 12th cent.). Existence of an early Roland poem is indicated by the historian Wace's statement that Taillefer sang of Roland's deeds
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Roncesvalles

 

(French, Roncevaux), a village in the Western Pyrenees in the Spanish province of Navarre. The village is situated below the pass where on Aug. 15, 778, the Basques, allies of the Moors, fell upon and destroyed the rear guard of Charlemagne’s Frankish army, which was retreating to France after an unsuccessful siege of Zaragoza. The commander Roland, hero of the French epic Song of Roland, was killed in the battle.

Roncesvalles

a village in N Spain, in the Pyrenees: a nearby pass was the scene of the defeat of Charlemagne and death of Roland in 778
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The mausoleum of Sancho el Fuerte in Roncesvalles (a medieval monastery on the Camino de Santiago, visited by numerous past and present-day pilgrims as they pass over the Pyrenees into Spain.
I think she will actually inspire the children to have the most fun they can, for a few hours of grassroots football,' said Thomas, who would join the training prepared by Coach Jojo Roncesvalles of Balatas Elementary School in nearby Naga City.
Productividad y preferencia de forraje de vacas lecheras pastoreando un sistema silvopastoril intensivo de la zona alta Andina de Roncesvalles, Tolima.
I climbed for 18km going over the French Pyrenees which was definitely the hardest part of the whole trip but the feeling on reaching my first destination in the hamlet called Roncesvalles was amazing.
I climbed for 18km going over the French Pyreness, which was definitely the hardest part of the whole trip, but the feeling on reaching my first destination in the hamlet called Roncesvalles was amazing.
Los articulos son diversos; hablan del Hospital Real de Santiago, de las excavaciones de la Catedral de Santiago, del tratamiento de la prensa britanica sobre la tradicion jacobea, sobre el propio Camino en Roncesvalles y sobre las propias peregrinaciones.
The chronological journey begins with Matthew Bailey's essay, "Charlemagne as a Creative Force in the Spanish Epic." Bailey provides an effective summary of the varying accounts as described in the chronicles of the events surrounding Roncesvalles. He notes the shift from, as well as the relationship between, the "historiographical" events and participants - as found in the chronicles - and the more literary ones as depicted in the songs, especially in the Poema de Fernan Gonzalez.
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On the third day, he posted his first note on a tree in Roncesvalles, which he calls the Valley of Thorns.