Poem of the Cid

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.

Poem of the Cid

Poem of the Cid

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 El 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. Restored by poet and medievalist George Economou, this elegant and spirited translation by Paul Blackburn is judged by many the finest English translation of a great medieval poem.

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Poem of the Cid
Language: en
Pages: 174
Authors: Paul Blackburn, George Economou
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

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 El Cid (from the Arabic Sayyidi, "My Lord"), this medieval epic describes a series of events
The Poem of the Cid
Language: en
Pages: 157
Authors: Paul Blackburn, George Economou
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-24 - Publisher: University of California Press

One of the greatest works of Spanish literature, this eight-hundred-year-old epic details the legendary exploits of the soldier-adventurer Ruy Díaz of Bivar, El Cid, and of his part in the long struggle between Christianity and Islam. The epic poem recounts the adventures of the Cid; of his peerless steed, Babieca,
The Song of the Cid
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Paul Blackburn, George Economou
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Penguin

One of the finest of epic poems, and the only one to have survived from medieval Spain, The Song of the Cid recounts the adventures of the warlord and nobleman Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar both - 'Mio Cid'. A forceful combination of heroic fiction and historical fact, the tale seethes
The Poem of the Cid
Language: en
Pages: 139
Authors: Paul Blackburn, George Economou
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Students of Spanish literature have long been familiar with this eight-hundred-year-old epic detailing the legendary exploits of the soldier-adventurer Ruy Diacute; az of Bivar, El Cid, and of his part in the long struggle between Christianity and Islam. The epic poem recounts the adventures of the Cid; of his peerless
The Poem of the Cid
Language: en
Pages: 124
Authors: Cid
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1879 - Publisher:

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