Rodrigo DÍaz, Del Hombre Al Mito Textos Y Contextos De La Primera TradiciÓn Cidiana (1099-1207)

This book explores the development of the early historical and legendary tradition concerning Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, el Cid (c. 1048-1099), the most famous medieval Spanish hero. It traces the development of the early heroic discourse mostly through the 12th century and how it takes shape in historical and poetic texts that built the legend with a clear and concise navigation of the political, historical, and sociocultural ideologies represented in the epic hero’s transformation.


“Cultural legends and epic heroes are often taken up and recast to reflect different geographical and temporal contexts. Prof. Martín’s book eloquently reminds us how even the earliest witnesses to the Cid bear witness to that fact.”
-Dr. Ivy Corfis,
Professor Spanish and Portuguese,
University of Wisconsin

“ In this book, Martín masterfully converses with the ample bibliography about the Cid, while thoroughly considering political influences in the portrayal of the iconic Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar. Providing a fine and attentive reading of Poema de Mío Cid and its textual precursors, Martin has created a focused work of research on the topic that is relevant to scholars and graduate students of Spanish medieval literature.”
-Dr. Nancy Bird-Soto,
Associate Professor of Spanish,
UW- Milwaukee

“Professor Martín analyzes many aspects of the Cantar/Poema de Mío Cid with regard to the probably preceding Medieval Spanish epic, and its distinctiveness, mainly from the Navarrese and Riojan traditions about the hero and their problematic representations of the Castilian-Leonese monarchy… [it] will enhance our knowledge not only of Medieval Spanish epic traditions, but also of the Cantar/Poema de Mío Cid.
-Dr. Mercedes Vaquero,
Professor and Director Medieval Studies and Hispanic Studies,
Brown University

“In his book, Professor Martín connects the emergence of the Cidian tradition with the heroic materials composed during the first century after the Cid’s death – Historia Roderici, Carmen Campidoctoris, Chronica Naiarensis, Linage de Rodric Díaz, Cantar de Mío Cid - exploring how different genres were used to authorize or dismiss distinct versions of history… his new interpretation is convincing and a great contribution to Cantar de Mío Cid scholarship.”
-Dr. Irene Zaderenko,
Professor, Boston University

Table of Contents

Prefacio del Autor
Capítulo 1: El Cid histórico: vida y obras (…sin milagros)
Capítulo 2: Hic íncipit Gesta Roderici: de los diplomas a la Historia Roderici
Capítulo 3: Himno e historia: Carmen Campidoctoris, Chronica Naiarensis, Linage de Rodric Díaz
Capítulo 4: …Y de pronto, el Cantar de Mio Cid I: Aspectos externos
Capítulo 5: …. Y de pronto, el Cantar de Mio Cid II: Aspectos internos. Heroísmo y materia cidiana

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