Identifier: 6

Title of the Review/Article: 

Chronicle of the Cid Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, the Campeador, from the Spanish. By Robert Southey (Article no. XIII)

Periodical (dates): The Quarterly Review (1809-1967)
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Date: 1809 (February)
Place of publication: London
Pages: 134-153
Editor: William Gifford (1756-1826)
Author (Reviewer): Walter Scott (1771-1832)
Book (Reviewed):

Chronicle of the Cid, from the Spanish. Translated by Robert Southey (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808).

Brief description:

Review of Robert Southey’s Chronicle of the Cid, from the Spanish (pp. 468. 4to. London: Longman, 1808). It includes information as regards the sources of Southey’s work, a long summary of the plot (including long quotations) a short commentary on the good nature of the Spanish Moors in opposition to the cruelty of the Christians and some final remarks as regards the quality of Southey’s work. Southey’s work is a blending of different sources: Crónica del famos cavallero Cid Ruydiez Campeador, Poema del Cid and Romances del Cid.

Spanish authors mentioned:

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616)

Spanish works mentioned:

Don Quijote de la Mancha (Miguel de Cervantes, 1605, 1615)

Cantar de Mío Cid (c. 1200, 1779)

Crónica del famoso cavallero Cid Ruy Diez Campeador (1593)

Other relevant Spanish names mentioned:

Sancho II of Castile (1038-1072)

Alfonso VI, King of León and Castile (1040-1109)

Urraca Fernández (1033-1101)

García Ordóñez (c.1081-1108)

Arias Gonzalo (c.1020-?)

Spanish place names:






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