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The Poem of the Cid

The Poem of the Cid
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780520250109
ISBN 10: 520250109
Edition: 2
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2007-01-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 157
List Price: $29.95

Students of Spanish literature have long been familiar with this eight-hundred-year-old epic detailing 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, and of his two famous swords, Colada and Tizón; of his wife, Doña Ximena, and his two daughters, Doña Elvira and Doña Sol, who found sanctuary with Abbot Don Sancho in the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña during the Cid's exile; and of the despicable and black-hearted princes of Carrión, Diego and Fernando González.