Love and the Law in Cervantes

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byRoberto González Echevarría

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The consolidation of law and the development of legal writing during Spain’s Golden Age not only helped that country become a modern state but also affected its great literature. In this fascinating book, Roberto González Echevarría explores the works of Cervantes, showing how his representations of love were inspired by examples of human deviance and desire culled from legal discourse. González Echevarría describes Spain’s new legal policies, legislation, and institutions and explains how, at the same time, its literature became filled with love stories derived from classical and medieval sources. Examining the ways that these legal and literary developments interacted in Cervantes’s work, he sheds new light on Don Quixote and other writings.

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The consolidation of law and the development of legal writing during Spain’s Golden Age not only helped that country become a modern state but also affected its great literature. In this fascinating book, Roberto González Echevarría explores the works of Cervantes, showing how his representations of love were inspired by examples of hu...

Roberto González Echevarría is Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at Yale University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300177844

ISBN - 13:9780300177848

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