The Poem of the Cid, Spanish Epic Poem
(late 12th century)




Just the Facts:
  • Name: El Cantar de mio Cid
  • Known as: The Poem of the Cid
  • Dates: composed sometime between 1140 and 1207
  • Place: Spain
  • Language: Old Spanish
  • What it is: Spanish epic poem about a hero named "El Cid" (Rodrigo D√≠az de Vivar) and his role in evicting the Moors from Spain
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