Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Vit. 7-17

Poem of the Cid Facsimile Edition

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The Poem of the Cid in the Biblioteca Nacional is the unique surviving medieval manuscript of the Castilian epic narrative poem that celebrates the exploits of the historical Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (d. 1099), known as the Cid (Arabic: lord). The manuscript, copied in Spain, dates from the fourteenth century. An inscription mentions Per Abbat, who may be the scribe of the manuscript or its model dating from the early thirteenth century. Its ornament includes enlarged pen-flourished initials and two marginal sketches of female heads, perhaps the Cid's two daughters (fol. 31r).

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Poem of the Cid": Poema de Mio Cid facsimile edition, published by Círculo Científico, 2008

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Manuscript book description compiled by Elizabeth C. Teviotdale.
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Poema de Mio Cid

Madrid: Círculo Científico, 2008

  • Commentary (Spanish) by Salinas, Pedro
  • Limited Edition: 800 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Poem of the Cid: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

Boxed set containing a facsimile of the so-called 'Codex Vivar' in the Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid of the 'Cantar de mío Cid' and a verse translation of the 'Cantar' into modern Spanish by Pedro Salinas.

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