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Author Hazbun, Geraldine, author
Title Reading illegitimacy in early Iberian literature / by Geraldine Hazbun
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
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Descript 1 online resource (xii, 271 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series The new middle ages
New middle ages
Note Chapter 1: The Scope of Illegitimacy -- Chapter 2: Epic Illegitimacy: the Cantar de Mio Cid and Las Mocedades de Rodrigo -- Chapter 3: Split Identity: Illegitimacy in the Romancero -- Chapter 4: Narrating Illegitimacy: the Novelas ejemplares -- Chapter 5: Lope de Vega's Bastard Heroes: Pieces and Traces
Reading Illegitimacy in Early Iberian Literature presents illegitimacy as a fluid, creative, and negotiable concept in early literature which challenges society's definition of what is acceptable. Through the medieval epic poems Cantar de Mio Cid and Mocedades de Rodrigo, the ballad tradition, Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares, and Lope de Vega's theatre, Geraldine Hazbun demonstrates that illegitimacy and legitimacy are interconnected and flexible categories defined in relation to marriage, sex, bodies, ethnicity, religion, lineage, and legacy. Both categories are subject to the uncertainties and freedoms of language and fiction and frequently constructed around axes of quantity and completeness. These literary texts, covering a range of illegitimate figures, some with an historical basis, demonstrate that truth, propriety, and standards of behaviour are not forged in the law code or the pulpit but in literature's fluid system of producing meaning
Host Item Springer Nature eBook
Subject Spanish literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism
Spanish literature -- Classical period, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
Illegitimacy in literature
Illegitimate children in literature
Medieval Literature
Literary History
European Literature
History of Medieval Europe
Medieval Philosophy
History of Religion
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