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The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies

1st Edition

Edited by Javier Munoz-Basols, Laura Lonsdale, Manuel Delgado


688 pages

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The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies takes an important place in the scholarly landscape by bringing together a compelling collection of essays that reflect the evolving ways in which researchers think and write about the Iberian Peninsula.

Features include:

  • A comprehensive approach to the different languages and cultural traditions of the Iberian Peninsula;

  • Five chronological sections spanning the period from the Middle Ages to the 21st century;

  • A state-of-the-art account of the field, reaffirming Iberian Studies as a dynamic and evolving discipline with promising areas for future research;

  • An array of topics of an interdisciplinary nature (history and politics, language and literature, cultural studies and visual arts), focusing on the cultural distinctiveness of Iberian traditions;

  • New perspectives and avenues of inquiry that aim to promote a comparative mode within Iberian Studies and Hispanism.

The fifty authoritative, original essays will provide readers with a diverse cross-section of texts that will enrich their knowledge of Iberian Studies from an international perspective.

Table of Contents

PART I - Medieval Iberia (8th-15th Centuries)

History, Politics and Cultural Studies

1 Festive Traditions in Castile and Aragon in the Late Middle Ages: Ceremonies and Symbols of Power TEOFILO F. RUIZ 2 Faith and Footpaths: Pilgrimage in Medieval Iberia GEORGE D. GREENIA 3 Before the Reconquista: Frontier Relations in Medieval Iberia, 718–1031 JONATHAN JARRETT 4 The Faiths of Abraham in Medieval Iberia JOHN EDWARDS 5 Medieval Iberian Cultures in Contact: Iberian Cultural Production as Translation and Adaptation MICHELLE M. HAMILTON

Literature and Visual Culture

6 Court and Convent: Senses and Spirituality in Hispanic Medieval Women’s Writing LESLEY K. TWOMEY 7 An Interstitial History of Medieval Iberian Poetry DAVID A. WACKS 8 Revisiting the History of Medieval Translation in the Iberian Peninsula JULIO-CÉSAR SANTOYO 9 Subjectivity and Hermeneutics in Medieval Iberia: The Example of the Libro de buen amor ROBERT FOLGER 10 Patrons, Artists and Audiences in the Making of Visual Culture in Medieval Iberia (11th-13th Centuries) MANUEL CASTIÑEIRAS

PART II - The Iberian Peninsula in the Golden Age (16th and 17th Centuries)

History, Politics and Cultural Studies

11 The Early Modern Iberian Empires: Emulation, Alliance, Competition ALEXANDER PONSEN AND ANTONIO FEROS 12 The Iberian Inquisitions in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Between Coercion and Accommodation HELEN RAWLINGS 13 The Way Behind and the Way Ahead: Cartography and the State of Spain in Cabeza de Vaca’s Relación KATHRYN M. MAYERS 14 Purity and Impurity of Blood in Early Modern Iberia

About the Editors

Javier Muñoz-Basols is Senior Instructor in Spanish and Co-ordinator of the Spanish language programme at the University of Oxford.

Laura Lonsdale is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Oxford and Fellow of The Queen’s College.

Manuel Delgado is Professor of Spanish at Bucknell University.

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