The Book of Tales by A.B.C.

The Book of Tales by A.B.C.

by John Keller, L. Clark Keating, Eric M. Furr
     
 

Short stories in the Middle Ages known as exempla (moralized tales) have entertained and instructed Spaniards and others from the Middle Ages until today. The Libro de los enxienplos por a.b.c. (Book of Tales by A.B.C.), the richest collection of prose tales, numbering more than 500, was the creation of the fifteenth-century Archdeacon, Clemente

Overview

Short stories in the Middle Ages known as exempla (moralized tales) have entertained and instructed Spaniards and others from the Middle Ages until today. The Libro de los enxienplos por a.b.c. (Book of Tales by A.B.C.), the richest collection of prose tales, numbering more than 500, was the creation of the fifteenth-century Archdeacon, Clemente Sánches. Some stories he translated almost literally, others he retold in his own words as he read ancient and medieval documents, some of which are lost in their original form, and some he recast from the oral literature of the folk - all in excellent style. Many of his stories are among the best tales ever told in world literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820417318
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Series:
Iberica Series, #3
Pages:
296

Meet the Author

The authors: John Keller and Clark Keating, emeriti after forty years of teaching, mainly at the University of Kentucky, have collaborated on the translation of several medieval Spanish works. Each is the author of more than twenty books. King Juan Carlos of Spain conferred knighthood on Keller in the Order of Isabel la Catolica and a commandership in the Order of Alfonso X, el Sabio for his scholarly achievements. Keating is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has received the Palmes Académiques from the French Government. Both have served as administrators in their universities and as editors of Monograph series and scholarly journals.
Eric Furr is an assistant professor of Spanish at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. He holds the B.A. from the College of William and Mary, and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky in 1986. His research interests lie in Medieval and Golden Age literature. He has published articles and reviews on Quevedo and Don Juan Manuel, and is currently collaborating on a translation of the Crónica de Alfonso X.

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