Fletcher presents this well-written and well-researched work on the figure of El Cid, the independent warlord that served both Christian and Muslim states and that eventually conquered Valencia for himself. Moreover, The Quest for El Cid is a biography that debunks the myths and contradictions that surround this character, as during Franco’s regime he was portrayed as a Christian national hero of the Reconquista.
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (June 20, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780195069556
- ISBN-13: 978-0195069556
- ASIN: 0195069552
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches