Abstract

ABSTRACT:

This study explores how two eighteenth-century epics—Hernandia. Triunfos de la fe y gloria de las armas españolas, by Francisco Ruiz de León and El Pelayo, by Alonso Solís Folch de Cardona Rodríguez de las Varillas—created a distinguished Castilian and Visigothic past for Spain’s Bourbon kings. It identifies parallel attempts at legitimization in other eighteenth-century artistic and cultural media and contends that the epics were a part of a large-scale redefinition of the Monarquía that aimed to ensure the Bourbon king’s future by giving them possession of Spain’s history.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1935-0201
Print ISSN
0193-5380
Pages
pp. 167-182
Launched on MUSE
2018-09-18
Open Access
No
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