El Cid

El Cid

by Richard Fletcher, Javier Sanchez Garcia-Gutierrez
     
 

Exploring the real-life, little-known figure behind the paragon of civic and social virtues celebrated in the famous epic poem, this analysis focuses on Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar and paints a portrait of a man who was a genius in battle and a lover of adventure but who was also arrogant, insubordinate, and mercenary, fighting Christian and Muslim alike. In

Overview

Exploring the real-life, little-known figure behind the paragon of civic and social virtues celebrated in the famous epic poem, this analysis focuses on Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar and paints a portrait of a man who was a genius in battle and a lover of adventure but who was also arrogant, insubordinate, and mercenary, fighting Christian and Muslim alike. In examining how the legend around this fascinating individual grew, the text also vividly describes many facets of both Spanish and Muslim medieval culture.

 

Explorando la verdadera pero poco conocida figura tras el compendio de virtudes cívicas y humanas celebrado en el poema épico famoso, este análisis se enfoca en Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar y presenta un retrato de un hombre que fue un dotado en la guerra y un amante de la aventura pero que también fue arrogante, insubordinado y mercenario, luchando tanto contra cristianos así como musulmanes. Un texto elocuente, mientras examina cómo creció el mito de este fascinante personaje, también vivídamente describe muchas facetas de la cultura medieval española y musulmana.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788489569294
Publisher:
Editorial Nerea
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
Serie Media
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Fletcher was a historian who specialized in the medieval period and the author of The Cross and the Crescent: The Dramatic Story of the Earliest Encounters Between Christians and Muslims and Moorish Spain.

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