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The Song of the CID free pdf 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 with the restless, adventurous spirit of Castile, telling of the Cid's unjust banishment from the court of King Alfonso, his victorious campaigns in Valencia and the crowning of his daughters as queens of Aragon and Navarre - the high point of his career as a warmonger. An epic that sings of universal human values, this is one of the greatest of all works of Spanish literature.

About Burton Raffel

Burton Raffel is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities Emeritus and Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His many translations include Cervantes's Don Quijote, Rabelais's Gargantua and Pantagruel (winner of the 1991 French-American Foundation Translation Prize), Chretien de Troyes's Arthurian Romances, Balzac's Pere Goriot, and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. His translation of Beowulf has sold more than a million copies. Maria Rosa Menocal is Sterling Professor of the Humanities and Director of the Whitney Humanities Centre at Yale. Her books include The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain and, as coauthor, The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture.

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Author : Burton Raffel
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Data Published : 24 September 2009
ISBN : 0143105655
EAN : 9780143105657
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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