5. Endnotes

1. The set of documents I am going to present now is a montage of different performances and recordings in different places that illustrate the whole rite of thanksgiving.

2. Even the epic world constituted a source of inspiration for the cuntastorie, as these texts lent themselves well to the dramatic enactment of the story. And so it was that Charlemagne and his paladins became a part of the people, bringing to people’s attention their heroic acts, from the myth to the reality of every day.  Sacred legends and profane tales, great battles and terrible defeats, noble and bloody achievements of knights and brigands, contributed to the constitution of a mythical knowledge in  which good, values, justice, the cross as well as the sword always triumph.

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