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Framing Iberia: Maqamatand Frametale Narratives in Medieval Spain

Framing Iberia: Maqamatand Frametale Narratives in Medieval Spain

by David Wacks
Framing Iberia: Maqamatand Frametale Narratives in Medieval Spain

Framing Iberia: Maqamatand Frametale Narratives in Medieval Spain

by David Wacks

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Overview

Framing Iberia is a study of medieval Iberian culture observed through the lens of the frametale, a type of story collection cultivated by medieval Iberian authors in several languages. Its best known examples outside of Iberia are Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Boccaccio’s Decameron, and the Thousand and One Nights. In Framing Iberia the author relocates the Castilian classics El Conde Lucanor and El Libro de buen amor within a literary tradition that includes works in Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, and Romance. In doing so, he draws on current critical theory and cultural studies in reevaluating how the multicultural society of medieval Iberia is reflected in its narrative literature. Winner of the 2009 La corónica International Book Award for scholarship in Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004205895
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/2011
Series: Brill's Paperback Collection / History Series , #33
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David A. Wacks, Ph.D. (2003) in Hispanic Literatures, University of California at Berkeley, is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Oregon. His research centers on the intersection of Romance, Hebrew, and Arabic cultural production in medieval Iberia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements .. ix
Transliteration of Arabic .. xiii
Transliteration of Hebrew .. xv

Introduction .. 1

Chapter One: Writing Across the Frontier .. 17
Chapter Two: Storytelling and Performance in Medieval
Iberian Frametale and Maqāma .. 41
Chapter Th ree: Th e Cultural Context of the Translation of
Calila e Dimna .. 86
Chapter Four: Reconquest Ideology and Andalusī Narrative
Practice in the Conde Lucanor .. 129
Chapter Five: Th e Libro de buen amor and the Medieval
Iberian Maqāma .. 157
Chapter Six: Social Change, Misogyny, and the Maqāma
in Jaume Roig’s Spill .. 194

Works Cited .. 237

Index .. 265

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