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SPAN 333 - El Cid in History and Legend


FDR: HL
Credits: 3
Planned Offering: Fall 2011 and alternate years

Prerequisites: SPAN 220 and either SPAN 215 or 275. A study of the most significant portrayals of the Castilian warrior Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, El Cid (1045-1099), from his 12th-century biography Historia Roderici to the Hollywood blockbuster El Cid. Epic poems, late medieval ballads, and Renaissance drama all recreate the legendary life of El Cid. This course examines the relevant narratives in an effort to determine the heroic values and attributes recreated by authors and their audiences for nearly a thousand years. Bailey.





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