The Chronicles of Fernão Lopes
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200 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

1 colour and 2 line illus.

Series: Textos B

Series Vol. Number: 64

Imprint: Tamesis Books

The Chronicles of Fernão Lopes

Volume 1. The Chronicle of King Pedro of Portugal

General editor Amélia P Hutchinson and Teresa Amado

Edited and translated by Juliet Perkins and Philip Krummrich

Translated by Clive Willis, Iona McCleery, Francisco Fernandes and Shirley Clarke

Introduction by Christopher Given-Wilson, Nicholas G Round and David Green

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Volume I of the first complete English translation of the chronicles of Fernão Lopes chronicles the reign of Pedro I (1357-67), dubbed both 'the Just' and 'the Cruel', including his dealings with the kingdom of Castile, the war between Castile and Aragon, and the revenge he took on the men who murdered the woman he loved, Inês de Castro.

Until now, the chronicles of Fernão Lopes (c.1380-c.1460) have only been available in critical editions or in partial translations. Comparable to the works of Froissart in France or López de Ayala in Spain, the chronicles provide a wealth of detail on late fourteenth-century politics, diplomacy, warfare and economic matters, courtly society, queenship and noble women, as well as more mundane concerns such as food, health and the purchasing power of a fluctuating currency. Lopes had a keen eye for detail and a perspective especially attuned to the common people, and his chronicles provide an invaluable source for the history of Western Europe in the later Middle Ages.
Introduction
1. Fernão Lopes the Father of Portuguese Historiography, Chris Given-Wilson
2. Fernão Lopes and the Writing of Late Medieval Portuguese, Nicholas Round
3. The Chronicle of King Pedro of Portugal: Historical Context, David Green

THE CHRONICLE OF KING PEDRO OF PORTUGAL

Bibliography of works cited

Amélia P. Hutchinson is Senior Lecturer Emerita in Portuguese at the University of Georgia, USA; Director of the Fernão Lopes Translation Project; and Integrated Research Fellow at the Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.

Teresa Amado was a Professor at the Universidade Clássica de Lisboa, Portugal.

Juliet Perkins is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King's College London, UK.

Philip Krummrich is Professor in Communications, Media & Languages at Morehead State University, Kentucky, USA.

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Title Details

200 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

1 colour and 2 line illus.

Series: Textos B

Series Vol. Number: 64

Imprint: Tamesis Books