The Epic of the Cid records the deeds of Rodrigo Diaz de
Vivar, the Cid of history and legend. A powerful warrior in the
Christian reconquest of medieval Spain, a formidable
strategist, and a charismatic leader, the Cid deeply impressed
his contemporaries, both Christian and Muslim. Already, in his
lifetime, songs, stories, and chronicles were devoted to his
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