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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Within this framework, the author provides typologies for festivals including calendric and extraordinary, sacred and profane, religious, politico-military, and “ludic,” or popular. It is a welcome gesture to a Mediterranean perspective, and one worth exploring in greater detail elsewhere.

The author places great emphasis on the pervasiveness of calendric festivals, ve ecclesiastic and agricultural, which were a hallmark of medieval life.

Quick jump to page content. Enemies in the Plaza: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The appendix is an interesting addition and will certainly stimulate new avenues of research. One major condestablee is that access to the audience’s attitudes in this period is always mediated by the extant erudite accounts that sought to advance specific ideological and political claims and that were not overly concerned with the “audience’s” responses. Thus, moments of peaceful co-existence have to be seen within the larger context of systemic violence.

For that we must all be grateful. After all, the Muslims of Granada were partners in commercial activities, sharers of the frontier ethos of honor xel military prowess; yet, at the same time, Miguel Lucas and Castilian urban elites on the condestablf and elsewhere were deeply committed to crusade ideology and to the reconquest of Granada.

His remarkable grasp of a large variety of articles, books, and urban descriptions allows him to draw vivid portraits of these three locations. While praising his obvious efforts to present as faithful a vision of these southern Spanish communities as possible, I have some comments about and reservations as to the overall thrust of the project.

The citizens, knights, and ecclesiastics under his rule were under something of an obligation to participate, imposing a heavy burden. The Reconquista left ed mark in eastern and southern Spain. While Ladero Quesada din these typologies to give the book its structure, he reminds the reader that the frontiers between them are often blurred. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

A short conclusion draws a very interesting and promising comparison between the Spanish frontier and Cyprus. Perhaps the most useful discussion is that on the history of torneosjustasand other chivalric competitions, since the author describes and untangles for the reader the many usages and terms for these events in Spanish, French, and Italian.


Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. 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 endnotes lack page numbers, and there are instances where the sources for quotations are difficult to determine.

An important contribution of this book is that it “Europeanizes” the discussion of medieval festivals and ceremonies. 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 positions of co-existence and enmity, helped create a consensus among the urban population. In the case of royal entries-the elaborate receptions of the king, his family, and his entourage inside the walls of a municipality-the author argues that, unlike elsewhere, one does not see a ” progresivo distanciamiento ” between the royal administration and the populace Being forced to participate or being banned from participating in the Corpus Christi processions or being fined for failing to attend, as was the case in Madrid, had little to do with frontier society and, far more, with a triumphant Christianity and enduring pejorative representations of non-Christians that dated back to the Visigoths and xon to the fore in the wake of the Fourth Lateran Council and the harsh measures of the Castilian Cortes in the s.

In this handsomely produced volume, Miguel Angel Ladero Quesada, one of Spain’s premier medievalists, provides a survey of the literature on medieval festivals and ceremonies, with a strong emphasis on fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Castile.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Throughout most of his book, Devaney deploys the phrase “amiable enmity” to describe these relations.

The Middle Ages Series. Share your thoughts with other customers. Product details Paperback Publisher: Following the example of the two previous chapters, Devaney presents a detailed portrait of Murcia’s urban development, the nature of the Corpus Christi celebration, frontier society in Murcia, and, most pertinent to his overall argument, the participation or banishment of Muslim and Jews conversos after in what had become by then the premiere religious spectacle in Christian Spain.

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It also sketches a methodological context for his inquiry. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Current Issue Jump to: Iranzo enjoyed meteoric promotion under Enrique IV, eventually becoming condestable.

His final chapter shifts to Murcia during the reign of the Catholic Monarchs and to the festivities associated with lufas great spectacle of the Corpus Christi processions.

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.

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. We all, more or less, recognize the importance din the audience in frontier spectacles or in other performances dsl.

The justa between two knights, fighting one-on-one, originated at the end of twelfth century and saw its apogee in the fifteenth. First, although a great deal 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 migueo of the commons.

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Urban Spectacle and Spanish Frontier Culture, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. That year, a procession carrying an image of the Virgin was allegedly drenched in urine or water by a young conversa.

While the author does highlight the Codnestable experience expanding and broadening the work of his colleagues and students at the Universidad Complutensehe also provides frequent comparative examples from England, France, and Italy.

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 either 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.

Las fiestas en la cultura medieval.

Maurophilia a topic invoked in the conclusion was not paralleled by similar attitudes towards Jews and conversos unless it was by the conversos themselvesor, at least, not to the hschos extent.