Don Quixote Among The Saracens

Author: Frederick A. de Armas
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442696117
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Don Quixote Among The Saracens. The fictional Don Quixote was constantly defeated in his knightly adventures. In writing Quixote's story, however, Miguel Cervantes succeeded in a different kind of quest — the creation of a modern novel that ‘conquers’ and assimilates countless literary genres. /spanDon Quixote among the Saracens considers how Cervantes's work reflects the clash of civilizations and anxieties towards cultural pluralism that permeated Golden Age Spain. Frederick A. de Armas unravels an essential mystery of one of world literature's best known figures: why Quixote sets out to revive knight errantry, and why he comes to feel at home only among the Moorish ‘Saracens,’ a people whom Quixote feared at the beginning of the novel. De Armas also reveals Quixote's inner conflicts as both a Christian who vows to battle the infidel, but also a secret Saracen sympathizer. While delving into genre theory, Don Quixote among the Saracens adds a new dimension to our understandings of Spain's multicultural history.

Law And History In Cervantes Don Quixote

Author: Susan Byrne
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144264527X
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Law And History In Cervantes Don Quixote. Law and History in Cervantes' Don Quixote is a deep consideration of the intellectual environment that gave rise to Cervantes' seminal work. Susan Byrne demonstrates how Cervantes synthesized the debates surrounding the two most authoritative discourses of his era – those of law and history – into a new aesthetic product, the modern novel. Byrne uncovers the empirical underpinnings of Don Quixote through a close philological study of Cervantes' sly questioning of and commentary on these fields. As she skilfully demonstrates, while sixteenth-century historiographers and jurists across southern Europe sought the philosophical nexus of their fields, Cervantes created one through the adventures of a protagonist whose history is all about justice. As such, Law and History in Cervantes' Don Quixote illustrates how Cervantes' art highlighted the inconsistencies of juridical-historical texts and practice, as well as anticipated the ultimate resolution of their paradoxes.

Lector Ludens

Author: Michael Scham
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442648643
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Lector Ludens . Michael Scham uses Cervantes's Don Quijote and Novelas ejemplares as the basis for a wide-ranging exploration of early modern Spanish views on recreations ranging from cards and dice to hunting, attending the theater, and reading fiction.

Adventures In Paradox

Author: Charles D. Presberg
Publisher: Penn State University Press
ISBN: 9780271023649
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Adventures In Paradox. Cervantes's Don Quixote confronts us with a series of enigmas that, over the centuries, have divided even its most expert readers: Does the text pursue a serious or comic purpose? Does it promote the truth of history and the untruth of fiction, or the truth of poetry and the fictiveness of truth itself? In a book that will revise the way we read and debate Don Quixote, Charles D. Presberg discusses the trope of paradox as a governing rhetorical strategy in this most canonical of Spanish literary texts. To situate Cervantes's masterpiece within the centuries-long praxis of paradoxical discourse in the West, Presberg surveys its tradition in Classical Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the European Renaissance. He outlines the development of paradoxy in the Spanish Renaissance, centering on works by Fernando de Rojas, Pero Mexía, and Antonio de Guevara. In his detailed reading of portions of Don Quixote, Presberg shows how Cervantes's work enlarges the tradition of paradoxical discourse by imitating as well as transforming fictional and nonfictional models. He concludes that Cervantes's seriocomic "system" of paradoxy jointly parodies, celebrates, and urges us to ponder the agency of discourse in the continued refashioning of knowledge, history, culture, and personal identity. This engaging book will be welcomed by literary scholars, Hispanisists, historians, and students of the history of rhetoric and poetics.

Moors Dressed As Moors

Author: Javier Irigoyen-García
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487501609
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Moors Dressed As Moors. In Moors Dressed as Moors, Javier Irigoyen-Garcia draws on a wide range of sources to reveal the currency of Moorish clothing in early modern Iberian society.

Heroic Forms

Author: Stephen Rupp
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442649127
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Heroic Forms. In Cervantes and the Literature of War, Stephen Rupp connects Cervantes's complex and inventive approach to literary genre and his many representations of early modern warfare.

The Return Of Don Quixote

Author: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: G. K. Chesterton
ISBN: 8892555715
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The Return Of Don Quixote. "Once, there was a man who went crazy from too much reading. He only read books about knighthood; that was the problem." So begins this charming retelling of Don Quixote de la Mancha, one of the most entertaining books ever written. Young people will delight in the hilarious adventures of the idealistic would-be knight and his "squire," Sancho Panza, as they set out to right the wrongs of the world. Ms. Palacios, a talented storyteller, captures all the flavor and irony of the original as the two heroes ride forth to conquer evil. Along the way the well-meaning but addled knight-errand mistakes a miserable inn and its keeper for a castle and its lord; imagines an ordinary peasant girl to be the noble lady Dulcinea, perceives windmills as giants to be overcome, and gets enmeshed in other cases of mistaken identity.

Quixotic Frescoes

Author: Frederick A. De Armas
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802090745
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Quixotic Frescoes. Quixotic Frescoes delves into the politics of imitation, self-censorship, religious ideology expressed through the pictorial, as well as the gendering of art as reflected in Cervantes' work.

Dor S Illustrations Of The Crusades

Author: Gustave Dore
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486295974
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Dor S Illustrations Of The Crusades. Magnificent compilation of all 100 original plates from Michaud's classic History of the Crusades. Includes The War Cry of the Crusaders, The Massacre of Antioch, The Road to Jerusalem, The Baptism of Infidels, The Battle of Lepanto, and many more. Powerful, striking royalty-free illustrations. Captions.