Poem of the Cid

Poem of the Cid

A Modern Translation With Notes

Book - 1998
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Few works have shaped a national literature as thoroughly as the "Poem of the Cid" has shaped the Spanish literary tradition. Tracing the life of the eleventh-century military commander Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, called the Cid (from the Arabic Sayyidi, "My Lord"), this medieval epic describes a series of events surrounding his exile. The text of the poem survives in only one early thirteenth-century manuscript copied by a single scribe, yet centuries later the figure of the Cid still was celebrated in the Spanish popular ballad tradition. Today almost every theme that characterizes Spanish literature -- honor, justice, loyalty, treachery, and jealousy -- derives from the "Poem of the Cid".
Publisher: Norman : University Of Oklahoma Press, c1998.
ISBN: 9780806130224
0806130229
9780806130217
0806130210
Branch Call Number: 861.27 CANTAR
Characteristics: xvi, 174 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Blackburn, Paul
Economou, George
Alternative Title: Cid (Epic cycle)

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