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The Making of the Poema de mio Cid - Colin Smith

The Making of the Poema de mio Cid

Paperback Published: 25th November 2010
ISBN: 9780521155199
Number Of Pages: 272

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The Poema de mio Cid is in all respects a major text of early Spanish literature and an epic of great power. Its origins and authorship have long been a subject of dispute among scholars and this book, firmly based on rigorous research, proposes the view that the Poema was a wholly new work of the early thirteenth century written by a single author, Per Abad. The author argues that it was the first epic to be composed in Castilian and he examines the sources that the poet used for the structure of his work, for his rhetoric and for his metrical system. Throughout the work Professor Smith seeks not only to combat the competing 'traditionalist' and 'oralist' viewpoints, but also to give as clear a picture as possible of the cultural background in which the Poema was written and to enhance the standing of a remarkable poet.

The twelfth-century background
The Cid in legend and literature of the twelfth century, and the date and authorship of the Poema
The poet, his ethos and ambience
Metrical structures
Historical, literary, and other sources and motives
Linguistic and stylistic resources
'El romanz es leido, dat nos del vino'
List of works cited
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521155199
ISBN-10: 0521155193
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 25th November 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.35