Reading Illegitimacy in Early Iberian Literature (The New Middle Ages) – 1st Edition

(13) By Geraldine Hazbun
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Reading Illegitimacy in Early Iberian Literature presents illegitimacy as a fluid, artistic, and negotiable idea in early literature which challenges society’s definition of what’s acceptable. Through the medieval epic poems Cantar de Mio Cid and Mocedades de Rodrigo, the ballad custom, Cervantes’s Novelas ejemplares, and Lope de Vega’s theatre, Geraldine Hazbun demonstrates that illegitimacy and legitimacy are interconnected and versatile classes outlined in relation to marriage, intercourse, our bodies, ethnicity, faith, lineage, and legacy. Both classes are topic to the uncertainties and freedoms of language and fiction and often constructed round axes of amount and completeness. These literary texts, overlaying a variety of illegitimate figures, some with an historic foundation, reveal that fact, propriety, and requirements of behaviour are usually not cast in the legislation code or the pulpit however in literature’s fluid system of manufacturing which means.

Formats: ePub
Pages: 283 pages
Publication date: 13 Nov 2020
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: English
ISBN 10: 3030595684
ISBN 13: 978-3030595685

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