To further research of the medieval romance epic, the Société Rencesvals publishes an annual bibliography of works on this subject, the Bulletin Bibliographique de la Société Rencesvals.

It is also possible to access the Actes from many of our international congresses.


Current Status

2012 saw the last issue of our journal, Olifant. However, all 27 volumes are available online.


Current Issue

Fascicule: 51(2019-2020)

Description Each year the International office of the Société Rencesvals publishes its Bulletin Bibliographique. The Bulletin is distributed, however, through the various national branches. The Bulletin provides a listing of publications related to the Romance epic, recent activities sponsored by the Société, and a list of the current membership.
Subscription Information Membership in the Société Rencesvals American-Canadian Branch entitles individuals and institutions to a subscription to the Bulletin Bibliographique. See information on membership for details.

The BBSR can now be accessed online (through Fasc. 48)

Current Issues (print)

Fasc. 53 (2021-2022) [forthcoming]

Fasc. 52 (2020-2021) [forthcoming]
Fascicule 51 (2019-2020)
Fascicule 50 (2018-2019)
Fascicule 49 (2017-2018)
Prior Issues (online) Fascicule 48 (2016-2017)
Fascicule 47 (2015-2016)
Fascicule 46 (2014-2015)
Fascicule 45 (2013-2014)
Fascicule 44 (2012-2013)
Fascicule 44 (2012-2013)
Fascicule 43 (2011-2012)
Fascicule 42 (2010-2011)
Fascicule 41 (2009-2010)
Fascicule 40 (2008-2009)
Fascicule 39 (2007-2008)
Fascicule 38 (2006-2007)
Fascicule 37 (2005-2006)
Fascicule 36 (2004-2005)
Fascicule 35 (2003-2004)
Fascicule 34 (2002-2003)
Fascicule 33 (2001-2002)

Fascicule 32 (2000-2001)
Fascicule 31 (1999-2000)
Fascicule 30 (1998-1999)
Fascicule 29 (1997-1998)
Fascicule 28 (1996-1997)
Fascicule 27 (1995-1996)
Fascicule 26 (1994-1995)
Fascicule 25 (1993-1994)
Fascicule 24 (1992-1993)
Fascicule 23 (1993-1994)
Fascicule 22 (1990-1991)
Fascicule 21 (1989-1990)
Fascicule 20 (1988-1989)
Fascicule 19 (1987-1988)
Fascicule 18 (1986-1987)
Fascicule 17 (1984-1985)

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Fascicule 1 (1958)

 21st Congress (Toronto, 2018)

Oltre la mer salee: Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of the Société Rencesvals pour l’étude des épopées romanes, Toronto, 13–17 August 2018. Eds. Dorothea Kullmann and Anthony Fredette. Studies and Texts 227, Toronto Studies in Romance Philology 4.    Ordering information here    

20th Congress: Rome (2015)
Par deviers Rome m'en renvenrai errant'. Atti del XXème Congrès International de la Societé Rencesvals pour l’étude des épopées romanes. Rome, Université ‘La Sapienza’ (20-25 juillet 2015). A cura di M. Careri, C. Menichetti, T. Rachetta Introduzione di S. Asperti e M. Careri. Fiche de souscription.

19th Congress: Oxford (August 2012)
Epic Connections / Rencontres épiques. Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Conference of the Société Rencesvals, Oxford, 13–17 August 2012. Edited by Marianne J. Ailes, Philip E. Bennett and Anne Elizabeth Cobby. Edinburgh 2014. ISBN 9780951979181

Order Form / Formulaire de commande

18th Congress: Genève (July 2009)
In Limine Romaniae, Chanson de geste et épopée européenne. Carlos Alvar et Constance Carta, éds. Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang, 2012.

17th Congress: Storrs (August, 2006)
Epic Studies, Acts of the the Seventeenth International Congress of the Société Rencesvals for the Study of the Romance Epic, Storrs, Connecticut, July 22-28, 2006. Olifant, 25:1-2 (2006) Special Issue. (Version électronique publiée chez Metapress)

Colloque de Liège: (August 2000)
Cinquante Ans d’études épiques. Actes du Colloque anniversaire de la Société Rencesvals (Liège, 19-20 août 2005). Éd. Nadine Henrard. Bibliothèque de la Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres de l’Université de Liège, CCXCIV. Genève: Droz, 2008.

16th Congress: Granada (August 2003)
Les Chansons de Geste: Actes du XVI Congrès Internacional de la Sociètè Rencesvals, pour l´Étude des Épopées Romanes. Eds. Carlos Alvar and Juan Paredes. Granada: Universidad de Granada, 2005.
15th Congress: Poitiers (August 2000)
L’Épopée romane. Actes du XVe Congrès International Rencesvals (Poitiers 21-27 août 2000). Civilisation médiévale 13-14. Université de Poitiers: Centre d’Études supérieures de civilisation médiévale, 2002. (Held in Poitiers, France, 2000).
14th Congress: Naples (July 1997)
L’Épopée romane au Moyen Âge et aux temps modernes, Actes du XIV Congrès International de la Société Rencesvals pour l’étude des Épopées Romanes (Naples, 24-30 juillet 1997). Ed. Salvatore Luongo. Naples: Fridericiana Editrice Universitaria, 2001. 2 vols.

13th Congress: Groningen (August 1994)
Aspects de l’épopée romane: Mentalités, Idéologies, Intertextualités. Actes 13e Congrès de la Société Rencesvals pour l’étude de l’épopée romane. Groningue, 22-27 août 1994. Eds. Hans van Dijk and Willem Noomen, Groningen: Egbert Forsten, 1995.

12th Congress: Edinburgh (August 1991)
Charlemagne in the North. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference of the Société Rencesvals. Edinburgh 4th to 11th August 1991. Eds. Philip E. Bennett, Anne Elizabeth Cobby and Graham A. Runnalls. Edinburgh: Société Rencesvals Branch, 1993.
11th Congress: Barcelona (August 1988)
Actes du XIe Congrès International de la Société Rencesvals (Barcelone, 22-27 août 1988). Memorias de la Real Academia de Buenas Letras de Barcelona, 21-22. Barcelona: Real Academia de Buenas Letras, 1990. 2 vols.
10th Congress: Strasbourg (1985)
Au carrefour des routes d’Europe: la chanson de geste. Actes du Xe Congrès International de la Société Rencesvals pour l’étude des épopées romanes (Strasbourg, 1985). Senefiance, 20-21. Aix-en-Provence: Université de Provence, 1987. 2 vols.
9th Congress: Padua/Venice (August 1982)
Essor et fortune de la chanson de geste dans l’Europe et l’Orient latin. Actes du IXe Congrès de la Société Rencesvals pour l’étude des épopées romanes (Padoue-Venise, 29 août-4 septembre 1982). Ed. Alberto Limentani, Maria Luisa Meneghetti, Rosanna Brusegan, Luigi Milone, Gianfelice Peron, and Francesco Zambon. Modena: Mucchi, 1984. 2 vols.
8th Congress: Pamplona and Santiago de Compostela (1979)
VIII Congreso de la Société Rencesvals. Pamplona: Institución Príncipe de Viana, 1981.
7th Congress: Liège (August 1976)
Charlemagne et l’épopée romane: Actes du VIIe Congrès International de la Société Rencesvals, Liège, 28 août-4 septembre, 1976. Ed. Madeleine Tyssens and Claude Thiry. Bibliothèque de la Faculté de l’Université de Liège, 225. Les Congrès et Colloques de l’Université de Liège, 76. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1978. 2 vols.
6th Congress: Aix-en-Provence (August 1973)
Actes du VIe Congrès International de la Société Rencesvals (Aix-en-Provence, 29 août-4 septembre 1973). Paris: Champion, 1974. ISBN 2-900364-01-9.
5th Congress: Oxford (1970)
Société Rencesvals, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference, Oxford, 1970. Ed. G. Robertson-Mellor. Salford: Salford Univ. Pr., 1977.
4th Congress: Heidelberg (1967)
Société Rencesvals IVe Congrès International, Heidelberg, 28 août - 2 septembre 1967: Actes et Mémoires. Ed. E. Köhler. Studia Romanica, 14. Heidelberg: Winter, 1969.
3rd Congress: Barcelona (1964)
III Congreso Internacional de la Société Rencesvals (Barcelona, del 1 al 6 de setiembre de [1964], Boletín de la Real Academia de Buenas Letras de Barcelona, 31 (1965-66) Academica Barcelona 31 (1965/66).

2nd Congress: Venice (September 1960)
Second Congress. Cultura Neolatina 21 (1961).

1st Congress: Poitiers (July 1959)
Cahiers de Civilisation Médiévale 3 (1960).
Coloquios de Rencesvalles: Pamplona (August 1955)
Agosto1955. Fac. Fil. Let. Universidad Saragossa. Pamplona: Institut Príncipe de Viana. Diputación Foral de Navarra, 1956.
For the possible availability of certain Actes above, you may contact Jean-Claude VALLECALLE.

Please consider placing a pre-publication order for “Il fist que proz”: Essays in Honor of Robert Francis Cook, to be published by the Société Rencesvals British Branch.   

The volume, offered to Robert Francis Cook by friends, colleagues, and former students, concentrates on Old French epic and its extensions into other areas of medieval literature and culture.  It will be published in late 2018 and is being offered at the pre-publication price of £30 until September 1.  Those who subscribe by this date will have their name appear in the Tabula Gratulatoria.  After September 1, the publication price will be £40.

More information, including subscription instructions, can be found on the attached form. Questions should be directed to Dr. A. E. Cobby, 17 George Street, CAMBRIDGE CB4 1AL; email aec25@cam.ac.uk.  

Please share this information with friends and colleagues and consider asking your library to subscribe as well.

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Charlemagne: A European Icon project: Charlemagne and his Legend in Early Spanish Literature and Historiography, ed. Matthew Bailey and Ryan D. Giles.





Carlo Magno in Italia e la fortuna dei libri di cavalleria
a cura di Johannes Bartuschat e Franca Strologo
  Memoria del Tempo n. 51
pp. 512, ISBN 978-88-8063-841-4     € 35,00
  Johannes Bartuschat e Franca Strologo, Premessa - Introduzione Ottavio Besomi, Ricordo di Cesare Segre
  Riccardo Bruscagli, I Cinque canti. I. L’epica di Francia in Italia, fra le chansons de geste e le storie della Spagna Maria Luisa Meneghetti, Fortuna e canone dell’epopea francese in Italia:l’evidenza della tradizione manoscritta
  Maria Grazia Capusso, Relitti di una tradizione sommersa: il Macaire del Cod. Marc. fr. XIII e i testimoni romanzi della Reine Sibille Marco Infurna, Carlo Magno nell’Entrée d’Espagne
  Frej Moretti, L’Oriente e l’Islam nella Spagna in prosa Marco Villoresi, Voci e scritture per le storie di Spagna. II. I capolavori della letteratura cavalleresca
  Stefano Carrai, «Sento di lungi chiamarmi col corno»: la rotta di Roncisvalle come finale del Morgante Cristina Montagnani, Orlando fra i pastori
  Francesco Ferretti, Ariosto pittore. Sulla natura figurativa del Furioso Paola Casella, La retorica degli affetti nell’Orlando Furioso e nella Gerusalemme liberata. III. Le storie di cavalleria fra le corti, le piazze e il mercato editoriale
  Antonia Tissoni Benvenuti, Manoscritti cavallereschi estensi: i carolingi Cristina Dondi e Neil Harris, I romanzi cavallereschi nel Zornale di Francesco de Madiis (1484-88): profilo merceologico di un genere

Luca Degl’Innocenti, Paladini e canterini. Appunti sull’oralità nella tradizione cavalleresca italiana del Quattro e Cinquecento. IV. La letteratura cavalleresca di materia carolingia dalla storia verso la modernità

ina Matarrese, La letteratura cavalleresca dal fantastico alla storia: le “guerre d’Italia” tra cantari e poema ariostesco
  Tina Matarrese, La letteratura cavalleresca dal fantastico alla storia: le “guerre d’Italia” tra cantari e poema ariostesco Andrea Canova, Osservazioni lessicali su alcuni romanzi cavallereschi - tra Quattro e Cinquecento
  Gabriele Bucchi, Un poema cavalleresco “light”: la Leandra in sesta rima di Pietro Durante Jane Everson, «E più e men che re»: Carlo Magno nel Mambriano
  Daniela Delcorno Branca, Sulle orme di Ariosto, ma non solo: la Marfisa bizzarra di Giovambattista Dragoncino da Fano Cristina Cabani, Fra continuazioni e riscritture: l’Orlando Innamorato di Francesco Berni
  Leslie Zarker Morgan, Carlo Magno a Bologna: Pier Jacopo Martello e la tradizione cavalleresca Marina Beer, I libri carolingi in Italia tra Settecento e Novecento: dalla decostruzione alla parodia.



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