Epic and Chronicle
The 'Poema de mio Cid' and the 'Crónica de veinte reyes'

Brian Powell

MHRA Texts and Dissertations 18

Modern Humanities Research Association

1 January 1983  •  216pp

ISBN: 978-0-900547-84-3 (paperback)  •  RRP £25, $40

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The Poema de mio Cid is one of the oldest extant literary works in Castilian, and the most complete epic poem of the Spanish medieval period now known to us in a form close to that in which it was originally written, perhaps around 1200. But it was not the only early source for legends of the Cid, as the Crónica de veinte reyes, the quasi-historical Chronicle of Twenty Kings, demonstrates.

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Powell, Brian, Epic and Chronicle: The 'Poema de mio Cid' and the 'Crónica de veinte reyes', MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 18 (Cambridge: MHRA, 1983)

First footnote reference: 35 Brian Powell, Epic and Chronicle: The 'Poema de mio Cid' and the 'Crónica de veinte reyes', MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 18 (Cambridge: MHRA, 1983), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Powell, p. 47.

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Powell, Brian. 1983. Epic and Chronicle: The 'Poema de mio Cid' and the 'Crónica de veinte reyes', MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 18 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Powell 1983: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Powell 1983: 21.

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