Spanish Traditional Ballads/Romances Viejos Espanoles

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First published in the early 16th century, these Spanish romances are the counterpart of the narrative ballads sung and recited in other parts of Europe in the middle ages. The 53 realistic, verse narratives recall the lives of kings and holy men, extol Charlemagne, and exalt Helen of Troy, Lancelot, and others. A dual-language anthology.
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Overview


First published in the early 16th century, these Spanish romances are the counterpart of the narrative ballads sung and recited in other parts of Europe in the middle ages. The 53 realistic, verse narratives recall the lives of kings and holy men, extol Charlemagne, and exalt Helen of Troy, Lancelot, and others. A dual-language anthology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486426945
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 5/15/2003
  • Series: Dual-Language Bks.
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction v
Historia de Espana / History of Spain
1. Seduccion de la Cava / Rodrigo Seduces La Cava 2
2. Vision del rey Rodrigo / King Rodrigo's Vision 4
3. La derrota de don Rodrigo / Rodrigo's Defeat 4
4. La penitencia de don Rodrigo / Rodrigo's Penance 6
5. Entrevista de Bernardo con el rey / Bernardo's Audience with the King 10
6. Romance del conde Fernan Gonzalez / Ballad of Count Fernan Gonzalez 12
7. "A Calatrava la Vieja" / "Calatrava la Vieja" 14
8. "Partese el moro Alicante" / "The Moor Alicante Departs" 18
9. Romance de Jimena Gomez / Ballad of Jimena Gomez 20
10. Romance del Cid Ruy Diaz / Ballad of the Cid, Ruy Diaz 24
11. Romance del juramento que tomo el Cid al rey don Alonso / Ballad of the Oath Exacted by the Cid from King Alfonso 26
12. Romance del rey moro que perdio Valencia / Ballad of the Moorish King Who Lost Valencia 28
13. Romance de los cinco maravedis que pidio el rey / Ballad of the Five Maravedis Requested by the King 30
14. Romance del rey don Fernando cuarto / Ballad of King Fernando IV 32
15. Romance del prior de San Juan / Ballad of the Prior of San Juan 34
16. Romance de dona Isabel de Liar / Ballad of Dona Isabel de Liar 38
17. Romance de don Fadrique / Ballad of Don Fadrique 42
18. Romance del rey don Pedro el Cruel / Ballad of King Pedro the Cruel 44
19. "Ya se salen de Jaen" / "Now There Sally Forth from Jaen" 46
20. Romance del moro de Antequera / Ballad of the Moor of Antequera 48
21. "La manana de San Juan" / "On the Morning of St. John's Day" 50
22. Romance de Abenamar / Ballad of Abenamar 52
23. Romance del obispo don Gonzalo / Ballad of Bishop Gonzalo 52
24. "Cercada esta Santa Fe" / "Santa Fe Is Encircled" 54
25. Romance de don Manuel Ponce de Leon / Ballad of Manuel Ponce de Leon 58
26. Romance de don Manuel de Leon / Ballad of Manuel de Leon 60
27. Romance de la muerte de Albayaldos / Ballad of the Death of Albayaldos 62
28. Romance de Sayavedra / Ballad of Sayavedra 66
29. Romance de don Alonso de Aguilar / Ballad of Alonso de Aguilar 68
Romances carolingios / Ballads of Charlemagne and His Peers
30. Romance del conde Guarinos / Ballad of Count Guarinos 74
31. Romance de dona Alda / Ballad of Dona Alda 78
32. Romance del conde Claros de Montalvan / Ballad of Count Claros of Montalvan 80
33. Romance de Gerineldo / Ballad of Gerineldo 90
34. Primer romance de Gaiferos / First Ballad of Gaiferos 92
35. Siguese el segundo romance de Gaiferos / [There Follows the] Second Ballad of Gaiferos 96
36. Romance de don Gaiferos, que trata de como saco a su esposa, que estaba en tierra de moros / Ballad of Gaiferos: How He Rescued His Wife from Moorish Captivity 98
37. Romance del marques de Mantua / Ballad of the Marquess of Mantua 112
38. Romance del conde Dirlos / Ballad of the Count of Irlos 132
39. Romance de Montesinos / Ballad of Montesinos 166
40. "De Merida sale el palmero" / "From Merida the Pilgrim Sets Out" 170
41. Romance de la linda Melisenda / Ballad of Beautiful Melisenda 174
42. Romance del moro Calainos / Ballad of the Moor Calainos 176
Ortos romances / Miscellaneous Ballads
43. Romance de la reina Elena / Ballad of Queen Helen 190
44. Romance de Tarquino y Lucrecia / Ballad of Tarquin and Lucrece 194
45. Romance de Virgilios / Ballad of Vergil 196
46. Lanzarote y el orgulloso / Lancelot and the Prideful Knight 198
47. Romance del conde Alarcos y de la infanta Solisa / Ballad of Count Alarcos and Princess Solisa 198
48. Romance de Espinelo / Ballad of Espinelo 210
49. Romance de la infantina / Ballad of the Young Princess 212
50. El conde Arnaldos / Count Arnaldos 214
51. Romance del prisionero / Ballad of the Prisoner 214
52. Romance de Fontefrida / Ballad of Fontefrida 216
53. "Yo me levantara, madre" / "I Arose, Mother" 216
Alphabetical List of Spanish Titles 218
Alphabetical List of Spanish First Half-Lines 220
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