(028348) Calin, William. The Epic Quest: Studies In Four Old French Chansons De Geste. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press, 1966. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 271 pages. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Top edges lightly foxed. DJ clipped and has a very small chip at top corner . Chansons de geste is the term which designates the Old French epic poems celebrating the deeds of Charlemagne, his barons, and other feudal lords of the Carolingian era.