TITLE

A legend among Christians and Muslims, Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar became Spain's first national hero--El Cid

AUTHOR(S)
Munro, Richard K.
PUB. DATE
June 1999
SOURCE
Military History;Jun99, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Profiles Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar or El Cid. Personal and educational background; Participation of El Cid during the Battle of Golpejera in 1071; Incidents in El Cid's life that disprove the charge that he was a double-dealing mercenary; Relationship with King Alfonso after the assassination of King Sancho of Spain.
ACCESSION #
1769662

 

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