Hechos del condestable don Miguel Lucas de Iranzo: Crònica del siglo XV. Front Cover. Juan de Mata Carriazo. Marcial Pons, – History – pages. Hechos del Condestable Don Miguel Lucas de Iranzo (crónica del siglo XV) at – ISBN – ISBN Paris, ———. ”Les formes dramatiques primitives du théâtre espagnol d’ apre`s ‘Los hechos del condestable don Miguel Lucas de Iranzo’ (–).

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. University of Pennsylvania Press, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Yet what the audience really felt and thought remains elusive. Las fiestas en la cultura medieval. Discussions of the role of the audience or the latter’s response to the ideological formulations advanced in public spectacle, that is, the conflating together of contradictory iarnzo of condestablee and enmity, helped create a consensus among the urban population.

While praising his obvious efforts to present as faithful a vision of these southern Spanish communities as possible, I have some dfl about and reservations as to the overall thrust of the project. Announcements Call for papers While arguing that the making of “amiable enmity” through public spectacle reflected both elite and popular developments in their respective attitudes towards Muslim, Jews, and Conversos, that is, that “amiable enmity” was not a top down creation of a specific discourse of jranzo co-existence or strife, Devaney insightfully emphasizes the enduring violence of frontier life, even when such acts had no specific aims of either converting or conquering the enemy.

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Furthermore, his three case studies, all of them placed within the methodological framework of “amiable enmity,” do not always fit his overarching interpretative aims. The book has five chapters: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Within this framework, the author provides typologies for festivals hrchos calendric and extraordinary, sacred and profane, religious, politico-military, and “ludic,” or popular. Over the centuries, festivals accumulated, amounting in some places to a hundred days a year. Enemies in the Plaza: Muslims in Christian Spain were often trading partners, cultural interlocutors, and, in Ron Barkay’s felicitous title, “the enemy in the mirror,” that is, a recognizable reflection of oneself.


At times in this book there is a distracting reliance on secondary quotations, causing the author’s voice to get lost. The endnotes lack page numbers, and there are instances where the sources for quotations are difficult to determine. Yet, Muslims were also erstwhile enemies who, even though the Christians had had the upper hand in the Iberian peninsula since the early thirteenth century, still represented most evident in the economic and military successes of the kingdom of Granada an enduring threat because of Iberian Muslims’ ties to North Africa.

The city was Castile’s main urban center directly on the frontier with Granada and served as the vanguard for Castilian incursions into the Nasrid kingdom. Chapter 2 hefhos examines a series of contemporary texts that described, albeit in somewhat idealized fashion, those urban spaces that served as context for Devaney’s exploration of the links between spectacle and frontier society, between amiability and enmity. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

While the first four chapters introduce the various categories of medieval festivals, it is in the fifth chapter where the author provides an in-depth look at actual practices. In this handsomely produced volume, Miguel Angel Ladero Quesada, one of Spain’s premier medievalists, provides a survey of the irazno on medieval festivals and ceremonies, with a strong emphasis on fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Castile.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. While the author does highlight the Spanish experience expanding and broadening the work of his colleagues and students at moguel Universidad Complutensehe also provides frequent comparative examples from England, France, and Italy.

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Perhaps the most useful discussion is that on the history of torneosjustasand other chivalric competitions, since the author describes and untangles for lucaz reader the many usages and terms for these events in Spanish, French, and Italian. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


In addition to Sundays, hecbos were festivals specific to each diocese, municipality, or town; those to celebrate patron saints; and more universal celebrations such as Christmas, New Year’s, Epiphany, and Carnival.

First, although a great mivuel is made earlier on in the book as to the importance of identifying the audience, there is little here that truly advances his arguments, or lets us see what may have been the true attitudes and responses of the commons.

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Product details Paperback Publisher: A short conclusion draws a very interesting and promising comparison between the Spanish frontier and Cyprus. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Dw Medieval Review In this manner, he seeks to show how these spectacles exemplified and promoted relations between different religious groups, relations that Devaney describes, once again, as “amiable enmity.

These spectacles, Devaney argues, reveal Miguel Lucas’s own ambivalent attitude towards Muslims. There is an excellent bibliography, which is especially valuable for pointing the reader to a score of volumes arising from specialized symposia and colloquia, as well as several regional monographs.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. There are clear distinctions between Spanish festivals dle those elsewhere in Europe. This does not seem very amiable to me. His setting is the Castilian frontier with Granada: There is little or nothing that he misses in term of chronicles and other published primary sources. His final chapter shifts to Murcia during the reign of the Catholic Monarchs and to the festivities associated with the great spectacle of the Corpus Christi processions.