Kinship and Polity in the Poema de Mio Cid
Publication Year: 1993
Published by: Purdue University Press
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Our reading of the most famous narrative poem devoted to the exploits and adventures of the historical personage Rodrigo D�az de Vivar has been forever altered by Ram�n Men�ndez Pidal's scholarly crusade for the implementation of a twofold program in Cidian studies. The first element...
Chapter One. Kinship
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Kinship is, in general terms, the network of relationships determined by consanguineallinks and by associations through marriage. A great deal of literature deals with kinship in this wide sense. Thus, Jorge Manrique's Coplas on the death of his father, The Brothers Karamazov, Pride and Prejudice, and P�re Goriot are all examples, each in...
Chapter Two. Amity
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Kinship systems vary in the extent to which genealogical and affinal relationships are recognizable for social purposes. They also vary, as Fred Eggan observes, in "the rights and obligations ... mediated through kinship." Often, in addition to a primary kinship based on consanguineal and affinal links,...
Chapter Three. Marriage
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The PMC's understanding of marriage is exceedingly traditional. Hinojosa, in his seminal article on the law in the PMC's, points out that marriage as it takes place in this work shows no concern for the ecclesiastical ceremony of traditio, according to which a priest received...
Chapter Four: Polity
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Previous chapters have dealt with various aspects of communal solidarity: kinship, amity, marriage. The present chapter is largely concerned with authority. In light of the multitude of possible definitions of the latter term, we will limit discussion to those meanings that reveal some degree...
Chapter Five. Conclusion: Deference and Inequality
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Adrian Montoro contends that the PMC expresses the three primordial social functions delineated by Georges Dum�zil. These Montoro summarizes as, first, the sacred function, comprising the realms of magic, religion, knowledge, and political authority and administration...
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Page Count: 300
Publication Year: 1993
Series Title: Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures
Series Editor Byline: Patricia Hart