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Task of the Cleric : Cartography, Translation, and Economics in Thirteenth-Century Iberia (Hardcover)

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Composed in early thirteenth-century Iberia, the Libro de Alexandre was Spain’s first vernacular version of the Romance of Alexander and the first poem in the corpus now known as themester de clerecía. These learned works, written by clergy and connected with both school and court, were also tools for the articulation of sovereignty in an era of prolonged military and political expansion.

In The Task of the Cleric, Simone Pinet considers the composition of theLibro de Alexandre in the context of cartography, political economy, and translation. Her discussion sheds light on how clerics perceived themselves and on the connections between literature and these other activities. Drawing on an extensive collection of early cartographic materials, much of it rarely considered in conjunction with the romance, Pinet offers an original and insightful view of themester de clerecía and the changing role of knowledge and the clergy in thirteenth-century Iberia.

Number of Pages: 191
Genre: Literary Criticism, History
Sub-Genre: History, Cartography
Series Title: Toronto Iberic
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
Author: Simone Pinet
Language: English
Street Date: May 13, 2016
TCIN: 50813886
UPC: 9781442649934
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-6255
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