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The Classical Tradition in Medieval Catalan, 1300- 1500 - Translation, Imitation, and Literacy, Hardback Book

The Classical Tradition in Medieval Catalan, 1300- 1500 - Translation, Imitation, and Literacy Hardback

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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 at students 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's Tirant lo Blanc, the anonymous Curial e Guelfa, Ausias March's poetry, and Joan Rois de Corella's prose. Lluis Cabre is associate professor of medieval Catalan literature at the Universitat Autonoma dercelona; Alejandro Coroleu is ICREA research professor of Renaissance Humanism at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona; Montserrat Ferrer is a research associate at the Universitat Autonoma 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 Autonoma de Barcelona.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Translation & interpretation
  • ISBN: 9781855663220