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Cantar de Mio Cid

circa 1207

Why is it canonical?

In addition to the Song of Roland, El Cid is one of the best known Chansons de Geste, or "song of deeds", and tells the story of El Cid's part in the reconquista of Spain against the Muslims. It is the oldest known poem in Castilian Spanish. Because of its subject matter, it was greatly appreciated during the Crusades, and was a cornerstone of the troubador repertoire.

Creators

Per Abbad

Locations

Spain

Languages

Castilian Spanish

Periods

Middle Ages

Images and Videos

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El Cid in the Arco of Santa Maria

Resources

Full text of the song of El Cid in English