El cantar del destierro

El Cid is a central figure in the medieval Iberian Peninsula. Although he lived in the second half of the 11th century, it was not until a hundred years later that the Cantar del Mio Cid was written, the epic poem through which we learn about the last stage of his life. The Song would be followed by the Lineage of Rodric Díaz (c. 1195), the Chronicle of Twenty Kings (1284), through which it has been possible to reconstruct the first pages of the Song, Rodrigo’s Mocedades (1360) or the Particular Chronicle del Cid, from the 15th century, printed for the first time in 1512. In the Modern Age, there will be many productions and romances written around the Campeador.

El Cantar del destierro narrates how Rodrigo is expelled from Castile, falsely accused of keeping the outcasts of Seville that he collected in the name of King Alfonso VI. Thus begins a journey to the land on the border with the taifas, between the current provinces of Burgos, Soria and Guadalajara, where he begins a campaign of conquest to try to regain royal favor.


Plange Castella misera – Códice de las Huelgas (s. XIV)
Rueda – Trad. Burgos
A Madre de Jesú-Christo – Cantiga de Santa María 302
Conditor Kyrie – Códice de las Huelgas
Responsorio: Plange quasi virgo
Todo lo cría la tierra – Trad. norte de Burgos
Quinte estampie reial – Manuscript du Roy (s. XIII)
Zidane – Meçaddar
Imperayritz de la Ciudat Joyosa- Llibre vermell de Montserrat (s. XIV)
Tocs occitans – Trad. Catalana
Rueda – Trad. Burgo


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