Culture and Society in Habsburg Spain

Culture and Society in Habsburg Spain

Edited by Nigel Griffin, Clive Griffin, Eric Southworth Colin Thompson

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Essays on key aspects of cultural, religious, and intellectual life in early modern Spain.
This volume contains essays on key aspects of cultural, religious, and intellectual life in early modern Spain. Some of the contributions address predominantly historical issues: the reform of the Mercedarian Order; Europe and the Turks in Spanish literature; and the subtleties and intrigues of a propaganda campaign against the Imperial ambassador to the Vatican, Don Diego Hurtado de Mendoza. Others focus on the relationship between art and society: the nature of Spanish Tacitism; the choices made by the Jeronymite friars charged with buying books for the Escorial Library and planning its decoration; reformist politics under the Olivares régime as portrayed in works by Ruiz de Alarcón; and the development of Sceptical philosophy in Spain. In addition, there are studies of Lazarillo de Tormes, Sá de Miranda, Gracián, and Calderón, and two essays on the dissemination of Spanish culture in Oxford, one on the earliest copies of Don Quixote purchased for the Bodleian Library, and the other on the first teacher of Spanish in the University.

Contributors: BRUCE TAYLOR, JEREMY LAWRANCE, THOMAS F. EARLE, D.G. PATTISON, JOHN RUTHERFORD, CHARLES J. DAVIS, COLIN THOMPSON, IAN MICHAEL, JULES WHICKER, JEREMY ROBBINS, ROBERT PRING-MILL, M.J. WOODS, JOHN EDWARDS.

Details

November 2001
250 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855660809
Format: Hardback
Tamesis Books
BIC DSBD, 1DSE, 2AB, 3JB, 4P
BISAC LIT004050
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Table of Contents

Reform, recruitment, and self-perception: The Mercedarian Order, 1230-1650 - Bruce Taylor
Europe and the Turks in Spanish literature of the Renaissance and early modern period - Jeremy Lawrance
Rhetoric and drama: The two verions of Sá de Miranda's Os estrangeiros -
The language of Lazarillo de Tormes and the date of the work - D G Pattison
A forgotten comic gem: The 'Carta del Bachiller de Arcadia' - John Rutherford
Baltasar Alamos de Barrientos and the nature of Spanish Tacitism - Charles Davis
Reading the Escorial Library: Fray José de Sigüenza and the culture of Golden-Age Spain - Colin Thompson
How Don Quixote came to Oxford: The two Bodleian copies of Don Quixote, Part I (Madrid: Juan de la Cuesta, 1605) - Ian Michael
A political enigma: Juan Ruiz de Alarcón's El dueño de las estrellas and its relation to reformist politics under the Olivares régimeOlivares régime - Jules Whicker
Scepticism and Stoicism in Spain: Antonio López de Vega's Heráclito y Demócrito de nuestro siglo - Jeremy Robbins
Revisiting Gracián: The linkages of wit - Robert Pring-Mill
Calderón's variation on the theme of predictions fulfilled - M J Woods
Both Catholic and Anglican: Lorenzo Lucena (1807-81), priest, translator, and teacher - John Edwards

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