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Arthur of the Iberians : The Arthurian Legends in the Spanish and Portuguese Worlds (Hardcover)

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Though we think of King Arthur as archetypically British, the spread of the Arthurian legends was international, extending, among other places, to the Iberian Peninsula, where they had a deep influence and inspired such literary works as the chivalric romances parodied by Cervantes in Don Quixote. Iberia was also the conduit through which these legends travelled to the Americas.The Arthur of the Iberians explores not only medieval and Renaissance texts, but also modern Arthurian fiction, the global spread of the legends in the Spanish and Portuguese worlds, and the social impacts of Arthur and the Round Table through adoption of names and imitation of the practices narrated in the legends.
Though we think of King Arthur as archetypically British, the spread of the Arthurian legends was international, extending, among other places, to the Iberian Peninsula, where they had a deep influence and inspired such literary works as the chivalric romances parodied by Cervantes in Don Quixote. Iberia was also the conduit through which these legends travelled to the Americas.The Arthur of the Iberians explores not only medieval and Renaissance texts, but also modern Arthurian fiction, the global spread of the legends in the Spanish and Portuguese worlds, and the social impacts of Arthur and the Round Table through adoption of names and imitation of the practices narrated in the legends.
Number of Pages: 531
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: European / General
Series Title: Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 21563598
UPC: 9781783162413
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-6650

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