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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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His first two chapters present both a lively description of what living, trading, and fighting along the frontier between Granada and Castile may have been like between the s and the surrender of Granada in The citizens, knights, and ecclesiastics under his rule were under something of an obligation to participate, imposing a heavy burden. The second part of the book, consisting of three chapters, carefully focuses on three separate cities and the festive events or in case, violent outcome held in each of these locations.

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This does not seem very amiable to me. 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 lucaz Visigoths and came to the fore in the wake of the Fourth Lateran Council and the harsh measures of the Castilian Cortes in the s.


Las fiestas en la cultura medieval. Their presence legitimated the event.

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The city was Castile’s main urban center directly on the frontier with Granada and served as the vanguard for Castilian incursions into the Nasrid kingdom. A subject index would have substantially increased the utility of the book.

After all, the Muslims of Granada were partners in commercial activities, sharers of the frontier ethos of honor and military prowess; yet, at the same time, Miguel Lucas and Castilian urban elites on the frontier and elsewhere were deeply committed to crusade ideology and to the reconquest of Granada. University of Pennsylvania Press, 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 Condsstable Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

At times in this book there is a distracting reliance on secondary quotations, causing the author’s voice to get lost.

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He artfully mines an abundant secondary literature that is not always available or easy to access in this country. That year, a procession carrying an image of the Virgin was allegedly drenched in urine or water by a young conversa. His remarkable grasp of a large variety of articles, books, and urban descriptions allows him to draw vivid portraits of these three locations. 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.

The Iberian Peninsula saw primarily three types of competitions. Iranzo enjoyed meteoric promotion under Enrique IV, eventually becoming condestable. The author places great emphasis on the pervasiveness of calendric festivals, both ecclesiastic and agricultural, which were a hallmark of medieval life.


The Reconquista left its mark in eastern and southern Spain.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Announcements Call for papers His final chapter shifts to Murcia during the reign hecohs the Catholic Monarchs and to the festivities associated with the great spectacle of the Corpus Christi processions. Throughout most of his book, Devaney deploys the phrase “amiable enmity” to describe these relations. While Ladero Quesada employs these typologies to give the book its structure, he reminds the reader that the frontiers between them conddstable often blurred.

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Condestablf your thoughts with other customers. An important contribution of this book is that it “Europeanizes” the discussion of medieval festivals and ceremonies. 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 Condfstable.

Without a popular audience, many of these spectacles became meaningless. Get to Know Us. Urban Spectacle and Spanish Frontier Culture, Also, the scholarly apparatus is a bit cumbersome.

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