The Classical Tradition in Medieval Catalan, 1300-1500
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304 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

4 line. Illustrations

Series: Monografías A

Imprint: Tamesis Books

The Classical Tradition in Medieval Catalan, 1300-1500

Translation, Imitation, and Literacy

by Lluís Cabré, Alejandro Coroleu Montserrat Ferrer and Albert Lloret and Josep Pujol

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The first comprehensive study of the reception of the classical tradition in medieval Catalan letters.
This book offers the first comprehensive study of the reception of the classical tradition in medieval Catalan letters, a multilingual process involving not only Latin and Catalan, but also neighbouring vernaculars like Aragonese,Castilian, French, and Italian. The authors survey the development of classical literacy from the twelfth-century Aragonese royal courts until the arrival of the printing press and the dissemination of Italian Humanism. Aimed atstudents and scholars of medieval and early modern Iberia - and anyone interested in medieval Romance literatures and the classical tradition - this volume also provides a concise introduction to the medieval Crown of Aragon, a catalogue of translations into Catalan of texts from classical antiquity through the Italian Renaissance, and a critical study of the influence of the classics in five major works: Bernat Metge's Lo somni, Joanot Martorell'sTirant lo Blanc, the anonymous Curial e Güelfa, Ausiàs March's poetry, and Joan Roís de Corella's prose.

Lluís Cabré is associate professor of medieval Catalan literature at the Universitat Autònoma dercelona; Alejandro Coroleu is ICREA research professor of Renaissance Humanism at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Montserrat Ferrer is a research associate at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Albert Lloret is associate professor of Spanish and Catalan at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; Josep Pujol is associate professor of medieval Catalan literature at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
List of Illustrations
Preface
List of Abbreviations
Historical Background
Literacy: Translations and Royal Patronage
Imitation: The Classical Tradition in the Works of Five Major Authors
Printing: Humanism and the Renaissance
List of Authors and Works
Appendix
Bibliography
Index of Manuscripts
General Index
"Essential not only for Catalan and Catalan literature but also for peninsular letters as a whole...It's an excellent study which brings together the advantages and amenity of the essay, and the virtues and rigor of an encyclopedic manual or reference book." BOLETIN DE LA REAL ACADEMIA ESPANOLA
"This book fills a significant gap by bringing together a huge mass of research carried out from the beginning of the twentieth century but most notably in recent years. The authors provide a nuanced assessment of the impact of the classical tradition and of humanism in medieval Catalan, providing a highly engaging account in the first part of the book and a helpful research tool in the second, thus making the volume valuable reading for the specialist and the non-specialist alike." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CLASSICAL TRADITION
"The Classical Tradition in Medieval Catalan, 1300-1500: Translation, Imitation, and Literacy is a well-constructed volume of exceptional scholarly value." CATALAN REVIEW
"Scholars interested in the admiration with which Humanist writers looked upon Ovid, Livy, Cicero and other greats of Classical antiquity will appreciate the insights offered in this compelling book. The Classical Tradition in Medieval Catalan, 1300-1500, is a remarkable product of shared skills, combined resources, and complementary effort." THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

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Title Details

304 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

4 line. Illustrations

Series: Monografías A

Imprint: Tamesis Books