El Cid and the Reconquista 1050-1492 (Men-at-Arms, Volume by David Nicolle

By David Nicolle

The very identify El Cid sums up a lot of the certain personality of medieval Spanish battle. 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 used to be it given in reputation of El Cid's victories opposed to Islam within the 'Reconquista' – or simply because this Castilian nobleman used to be 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 by means of David Nicolle, who outlines the heritage, strategies, palms and armour of the period.

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