Front Cover

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pp. 1-4

Copyright

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pp. 5-5

Contents

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pp. 6-9

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Introduction

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pp. 1-13

This is a book about poetry and ideology in early modern Spain. Set in the era when Spain was developing from a peninsular monarchy to the seat of a pan-European and global empire (roughly 1526–1600), this book addresses a curious phenomenon in early modern studies: despite the fact that in the 1990s and the early 2000s the humanities began to move beyond the traditional focus on Europe to develop a global reach, and the role of imperial...

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1. Sonnetization: Acu

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pp. 14-58

The kind of poetry we categorize as lyric was only just becoming established as a genre during the early modern period. Despite the prevalence of Petrarchism as a compositional praxis, canzone, sonnets, and the other poetic forms that Spanish, French, and English poets adopted from

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Otro tiempo llor

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pp. 59-102

One of the recurring themes encountered in the last chapter was the deliberate conflation of notions regarding kinds of poetry and kinds of men. The new lyric became consolidated and rose to privilege within the context of...

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3. Imperial Pastoral: Gutierre de Cetina Writes the Home Empire

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pp. 103-137

the lesson of chapter 2 might best be summarized: song enables, even as it constrains. However, most of the chapter represented Boscán’s attempts to condition the Canzoniere to the culture of modern life. Boscán’s poetics, as...

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4. Heroic Lyric

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pp. 138-174

Fernando de Herrera (1534–1597) was the poet of light. A skilled composer of odes and an innovator in early modern genres from literary criticism and history to saintly biography, Herrera chose light and the sun...

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Coda: The Tomb of Poetry

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pp. 175-180

When the license, the prestige, and the energies of poetry are appropriated by the hegemonic institutions of the church and the state, and when they are directed to the political end of glorifying state-sponsored subjects, are...

Bibliography

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pp. 181-187

Index

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pp. 189-197