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Author Byrne, Susan,
Title Law and history in Cervantes' Don Quixote / Susan Byrne.
Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2012]
2012

Author Byrne, Susan,
Series Toronto Iberic ; 3
Toronto Iberic ; 3.
Subject Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616. Don Quixote.
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616 -- Knowledge -- Law.
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616 -- Friends and associates.
Baeza, Gaspar de, 1540-
Giovio, Paolo, 1483-1552.
Law and literature -- History -- 16th century.
Law and literature -- Spain -- History -- 17th century.
Law in literature.
History in literature.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Cervantes' Quixotic mos Hispanicus -- History, jurisprudence, and the creation of the novel -- Giovio, Baeza, history, and law in Cervantes' works -- Jurisprudence in Spain, seventh to sixteenth centuries -- Laws broken, glossed, and made: Don Quixote -- Laws broken, glossed, and made: Sancho Panza et al. -- History and historiography in the Quixote -- Cervantes' mos Hispanicus: considerations and conclusions.
Summary "Law and History in Cervantes' Don Quixote is a deep consideration of the intellectual environment that gave rise to Cervantes' seminal work. Susan Byrne demonstrates how Cervantes synthesized the debates surrounding the two most authoritative discourses of his era - those of law and history - into a new aesthetic product, the modern novel. Byrne uncovers the empirical underpinnings of Don Quixote through a close philological study of Cervantes' sly questioning of and commentary on these fields. As she skilfully demonstrates, while sixteenth-century historiographers and jurists across southern Europe sought the philosophical nexus of their fields, Cervantes created one through the adventures of a protagonist whose history is all about justice. As such, Law and History in Cervantes' Don Quixote illustrates how Cervantes' art highlighted the inconsistencies of juridical-historical texts and practice, as well as anticipated the ultimate resolution of their paradoxes."-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Scholarly & Professional University of Toronto Press.
Note Description based on print version record.
ISBN 9781442662278 (electronic book)
1442662271 (electronic book)
9781442645271 (cloth)
144264527X (cloth)
9781442626409 (trade paper)
1442626402 (trade paper)
OCLC # 889194668
Additional Format Print version: Byrne, Susan. Law and history in Cervantes' Don Quixote. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2012] 9781442645271 (DLC) 2012289679 (OCoLC)781535922



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