Lemir: Literatura Española Medieval y Renacimiento
In this essay I examine the appropriation of the Alexander legend by the Spanish author of the Libro de Alexandre to determine to what degree the poet's creation of a new mythic hero successfully fulfills the ideal of the Christian medieval warrior. By examining the poet's attempt at Christianizing the great warrior, I prove that Alexander retains his standing as a mythic figure: one who cannot be contained within a single ideological interpretation.
Original Publication Citation
Daas, M. M. (2007). Re-inventing Alexander: From Christian warrior to pagan saint. Lemir: Literatura Española Medieval y Renacimiento, 11, 27-36.
Daas, Martha Mary, "Re-inventing Alexander: From Christian Warrior to Pagan Saint" (2007). World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications. 14.