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  • Chivalry, Reading, and Women's Culture in Early Modern Spain: From Amadís de Gaula to Don Quixote
  • Stacey Triplette
  • 2018
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  • Published by: Amsterdam University Press
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The Iberian chivalric romance has long been thought of as an archaic, masculine genre and its popularity as an aberration in European literary history. Chivalry, Reading, and Women’s Culture in Early Modern Spain contests this view, arguing that the surprisingly egalitarian gender politics of Spain’s most famous romance of chivalry has guaranteed it a long afterlife. Amadís de Gaula had a notorious appeal for female audiences, and the early modern authors who borrowed from it varied in their reactions to its large cast of literate female characters. Don Quixote and other works that situate women as readers carry the influence of Amadís forward into the modern novel. When early modern authors read chivalric romance, they also read gender, harnessing the female characters of the source text to a variety of political and aesthetic purposes.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Note to the Reader
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 11-40
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  1. 1. Women’s Lives and Women’s Literacy in Amadís de Gaula
  2. pp. 41-80
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  1. 2. Women’s Literacy in Beatriz Bernal’s Cristalián de España
  2. pp. 81-116
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  1. 3. The Triumph of Women Readers of Chivalry in Don Quixote Part I
  2. pp. 117-152
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  1. 4. The Defeat of Women Readers of Chivalry in Don Quixote Part II
  2. pp. 153-184
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 185-198
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048536641
Related ISBN(s)
9789462985490
MARC Record
OCLC
1054092829
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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