By David Nicolle, Angus McBride
The very identify El Cid sums up a lot of the distinctive personality of medieval Spanish conflict. It comes from the Arabic al sayyid, grasp or chieftain, and turns out to were given to Rodrigo de Vivar through his Muslim foes. yet was once it given in reputation of El Cid's victories opposed to Islam within the 'Reconquista' – or simply because this Castilian nobleman was once as content material to serve beside the Muslims as to struggle them? the tale of the Christian conquest of the Iberian peninsula which gave upward thrust to the legend of El Cid, is right here tested through David Nicolle, who outlines the historical past, strategies, palms and armour of the interval.
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El Cid and the Reconquista 1050-1492 by David Nicolle, Angus McBride