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Poema de Mio Cid

The rich Castilian epic tradition, which Dan abundant testimony to the prosificaciones of the medieval chronicles, early reached its highest with the poem of MÍO CID. 

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The rich Castilian epic tradition, which Dan abundant testimony to the prosificaciones of the medieval chronicles, early reached its highest with the poem of MÍO CID. Revised and updated, this Edition, based on paleographic text published by Ramón Menéndez Pidal, accompanied by two types of notes: a explain the literal sense of some verses and others (located at the end of each canto) refer to textual interpretations. In his foreword, José Jesús de Bustos Tovar examines the origins of the epic castellana, analyzes the dating and authorship of the manuscript and studying its literary theme and technical structure. Away from the cliché that seeks to embody in the Cid a nonexistent national spirit, the poem "is first and foremost the story of a man who recovers his honor through the efforts of his arm, i.e., the history of human behavior rooted in specific historical circumstances" and is in the successful transmission of "certain circumstances historical, social, economic and humanartfully transformed into poetic matter» mainly lies his greatness as a work.

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Poema de Mio Cid

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The rich Castilian epic tradition, which Dan abundant testimony to the prosificaciones of the medieval chronicles, early reached its highest with the poem of MÍO CID. 

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