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1) Roncesvalles. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Pamplona (Spain) and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (France). Tradition has made it the scene of the death of the hero Roland....

2) Taillefer. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Norman warrior and trouvere. According to medieval chronicles and evidence in the Bayeux Tapestry, he led the Norman army at Hastings into battle, singing of Roland...

3) Bernardo del Carpio. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Alfonso II of Asturias, against whom he strove to secure his father's release from prison. Spanish legend has him a counterpart of the French Roland and in some versions...

4) Navarre. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Pyrenees and the Ebro River. Pamplona is the capital. 1 Land and EconomyNavarre province forms the autonomous region of Navarra. The beautiful mountain slopes have...

5) Roland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...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...

6) Basques. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...There are about 2 million Basques in the three Basque provs. and Navarre, Spain; some 250,000 in Labourd, Soule, and Lower Navarre, France; and communities of various...

7) Pyrenees. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...France and Spain, a formidable barrier between the Iberian Peninsula and the European mainland. The principality of Andorra is located among the peaks. Parts of six...

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