Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
Pen Portraits of Illustrious Castilians - Medieval Texts in Translation (Hardback)
  • Pen Portraits of Illustrious Castilians - Medieval Texts in Translation (Hardback)
zoom

Pen Portraits of Illustrious Castilians - Medieval Texts in Translation (Hardback)

(author), (author of introduction), (translator)
£35.95
Hardback Published: 30/04/2003
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
An English translation of "Generaciones y Semblanzas", a compilation of 34 biographical sketches of the most illustrious Castilians of the mid 15th century. These include three kings, a queen and 30 nobles, prelates and scholars who represented the most prominent families of the day. The text was written in Spanish in 1450 by Fernan Perez de Guzman, an historian, moralist, politician and poet whose personal contact with the most powerful nobles of the time provided him with the material for these intimate and revelaing portraits. Through insightful commentary on his subjects' family background, personality traits, outstanding deeds, virtues and vices, the author brings to the reader vivid portraits of some of the most important players in Castilian history. Within the portraits, occasional digressions provide the author with the opportunity to present his own personal beliefs on such timely issues as the situation of Jewish converts in Castilla, the greed and self-serving motives of many of his contemporaries, and the role played by Divine Providence in shaping the history of his country. Perez's introduction appears to be the first treatise written in Spanish on the nature of history and on the duties and responsibilities of those recording it. The translators have succeeded in maintaining certain stylistic characteristics of 15th-century Spanish without sacrificing readability. Their introduction and notes provide useful background information, as do the map and genealogical table.

Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press
ISBN: 9780813213255
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Shortest History of Europe
Added to basket
Chernobyl
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Strange Death of Europe
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
First to Fight
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Quest for Queen Mary
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Battle of the Atlantic
Added to basket
A Short History of Brexit
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Travellers in the Third Reich
Added to basket
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Roller-Coaster
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Napoleon
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
1000 Years of Annoying the French
Added to basket
Nein!
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
SPQR
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Chastise
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Chernobyl Prayer
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.