Sancho II


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Sancho II

(sän`chō), d.1072, Spanish king of Castile (1065–72), son and successor of Ferdinand I. He conquered (1072) León from his brother Alfonso VIAlfonso VI,
1030–1109, Spanish king of León (1065–1109) and Castile (1072–1109). He inherited León from his father, Ferdinand I. Defeated by his brother Sancho II of Castile, he fled to the Moorish court of Toledo.
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, but his sister Urraca rebelled against him at Zamora, and Sancho was assassinated while besieging the city. He was succeeded by Alfonso VI.
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The topics include eyewitness and medieval historical narrative, the vindication of Sancho II in the Cr nica de Castilla: political identity and historiographical reinvention in medieval Castilian chronicles, Tourjours loyal: a Middle Dutch chronicle of Flanders by Jan van Dixmude in 16th-century Ghent, decennovenal reason and unreason in the C-text of Annales Cambriae, and a review of The Chronicle of Amadi translated from the Italian by Nichols Coureas and Peter Edbury.
She takes as examples three epic narratives that pivot on Fernan Gonzalez, Bernardo del Carpio, and Sancho II, as three key founding figures of Iberian history and legend.
For example, the authors argue that the reference to Rodrigo being made 'principatus [...] prime cohortis' by Sancho II (ll.
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