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Wamba In History, The History Of Wamba. II. The Detail Of History

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This chapter focus primarily on the offence against the king, which is both a subtle alteration of Rodrigo's view and entirely consistent with the Estoria's line; indeed the whole episode ends in the Estoria with the following moral, when the ultimate punishment is described in the following fashion: E esto fizo el Rey fazer por exiemplo por que aquellos que se quisieran algar sobre si mas de su derecho que yagan & sean sennores en tiniebra & podrescan en mezquinidad. It is therefore seen, in the struggle to claim Wamba as one's own, that three chronicles from three different Iberian territories apply the same discursive technique in a form of contemporary battle for historical importance and legitimacy waged in proxy form in the representation of the past. Wamba can be king due to any combination of, his blood, royal lineage, nobility, battling qualities or geographical origin.

Keywords: chronicles; Estoria's; history; Iberian; Rodrigo; Wamba



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