Monday, March 30, 2009

The Song of the Cid

The movie "El Cid" is one of my favourites - I have this "thing" for Charleton Heston.

Anyway, this article from Medieval News caught my eye and I thought you might enjoy reading it too - El Cid written by an Arab

"The medieval epic poem "El Cantar del Mio Cid" (The Song of the Cid), a Spanish-language account of the adventures of a warlord and nobleman during the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula from the Muslims, is not as Spanish as generally believed but instead was written by a Arab poet, a scholar says."

2 comments: said...

Thank you for adding a link to our news blog.

Melisende said...

My pleasure!

News and discoveries from the medieval period are just fascinating!