History Of The Reign Of Ferdinand And Isabella The Catholic (volume 2)

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byWilliam Hickling Prescott

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. CASTILIAN LITERATURE. -- ROMANCES OF CHIVALRY. -- LYRICAL POETRY THE DRAMA. This Reign an Epoch in Polite Letters. -- Romances of Chivalry.-- Ballads or Romances. -- Moorish Minstrelsy.--" Cancionero General." -- Its Literary Value.-- Rise of the Spanish Diama. -- Criticism on "Celestina."-- Encina. -- Naharro. -- Low Condition of the Stage. -- National Spirit of the Literature of this Epoch. Ornamental or polite literature, which, emanating from the taste and sensibility of a nation, readily exhibits its various fluctuations of fashion and feeling, was stamped in Spain with the dis'tinguishing characteristics of this revolutionary age. The Provencal, which reached such high perfection in Catalonia, and subsequently in Aragon, as noticed in an introductory chapter,1 expired with the union of this monarchy with Castile, and the dialect ceased to be applied to literary purposes altogether, after the Castilian became the language of the court in the united kingdoms. The poetry of Castile, which throughout the present reign continued to breathe the same patriotic spirit, and to. exh'-bit the same national peculiarities that had dis 1 Eicnnorn, CJeschicnte der Kul- pp. 129, 130. -- See also the contur und Litteratur der Neueren elusion of the Introduction, Sec. 3, Europa, (fiottingen, 17U6 - 1811,) of this History. tinguished it from the time of the Cid, submitted soon after Ferdinand's death to the influence of the more polished Tuscan, and henceforth, losing somewhat of its distinctive physiognomy, assumed many of the prevalent features of continental literature. Thus the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella becomes an epoch as memorable in literary, as in civil history. The most copious vein of fancy, in that day, was turned in the direction of the prose ro...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. CASTILIAN LITERATURE. -- ROMANCES OF CHIVALRY. -- LYRICAL POETRY THE DRAMA. This Reign an Epoch in Polite Letters. -- Rom...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021722640X

ISBN - 13:9780217226400

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