chansonde geste

chanson de geste (də zhĕstʹ) n. pl. chansons de geste
Any of more than 80 Old French epic poems of the 11th to the 14th centuries celebrating the deeds of historical or legendary figures, especially the exploits of Charlemagne and his successors.
  [French : chanson, song + de, of + geste, heroic exploit.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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