Poem of the Cid by Unknown

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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The Making of the Poema de mio Cid Paperback 1441174 $35.99 $37.35 2010
The Poem of the Cid: Dual Language Edition (Meridian) (Spanish and English Edition) Mass Market Paperback 1320455 $37.75 $0.01 1975
The Poem of the Cid Paperback 707511 $9.99 $6.56 2007
The Poem of the Cid by Anonymous | Summary & Study Guide Kindle Edition 902850 $9.99 2011
The poem of the Cid : a translation from the Spanish Kindle Edition 421105 $0.99 2014
The Poem Of The Cid (1879) Hardcover 11170624 $3.99 $27.46 2009
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Poem of the Cid: A Modern Translation With Notes by Paul Blackburn Hardcover 3270335 $87.46 $12.08
The Song of the Cid (Penguin Classics) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 335349 2009
The Poem of the Cid (Cal 10) Paperback 2886667 $3.25 $0.01 1962
Aegis: Selected Poems, 1970-1980 Hardcover 2035482 $9.91
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Poem of the Cid Mass Market Paperback 14702352 1969
Poem of My Cid (Selections) / Poema de Mio Cid (Selección): A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language Spanish) Paperback 2365433 $1.10 $0.01 2005
The Poem of my Cid (Hispanic Classics/Medieval) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 10718540 $17.98 $58.07 1987
Poem of My Cid (Selections) / Poema de Mio Cid (Selección): A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language Spanish) Kindle Edition 1244274 2012
Poem of My Cid (Selections) / Poema de Mio Cid (Seleccion): A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language Spanish) Paperback 5483848 $1.55 $2.03 2005
Poem of the Cid (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3654809 $12.99 2011
Poema del Mio Cid (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 1603527 2015
Poema del Mio Cid. Prologo con resena critica de la obra y marco historico. Version en espanol antiguo y moderno. (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3017857 $7.98 $25.98 2013
The Poem of the Cid: Dual Language Edition (Penguin Classics) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 109398 $8.15 $0.16 1985
Poem of the Cid: A modern translation with notes by Paul Blackburn Paperback 572891 $15.00 $6.25 1998
The Song of the Cid (Penguin Classics) A Dual-Language Edition with Parallel Text Paperback 602877 $9.13 $4.00 2009
AEGIS: Selected Poems 1970-1980 Paperback 1247421 $5.45 $10.24 2010
The Quest for El Cid Hardcover 665606 $12.11 $0.68 1990
The Poem of my Cid (Hispanic Classics) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1205581 $17.88 $4.91 1987
Walt Whitman: Poetry and Prose (Library of America) Hardcover 44000 $20.00 $9.72 1982
Whitman: Poetry and Prose (Library of America) Paperback 183369 $30.00 $9.76 1996
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The Quest for El Cid Paperback 343378 $10.99 $1.97 1991
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Poema del Mio Cid / The Poem of the Cid (El Libro De Bolsillo) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 6486561 $14.49 $20.03 2005
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The Cid Ballads: And Other Poems and Translations From Spanish and German (Classic Reprint) Paperback 1629444 $20.57 $32.36 2017
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The Epic of The Cid: with Related Texts (Hackett Classics) Paperback 1514975 $9.26 $3.97 2011
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