The studies by Professor Livermore collected in this volume deal with the history and literature of Portugal and Spain in the period from the fifth century Germanic invasion of Roman Spain up to the vision of the Orient in FernApo Mendes Pinto. A prominent interest is the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and its place in the cultural history of the peninsula. Such themes include essays on the circumstances of Santillana's account of literature in his day, the evolution of the Spanish romance in the fifteenth century, and the person and works of CamAmes. Several other articles examine aspects of Anglo-Portuguese contacts.His object in the letter is to defend popular speech as capable of expressing serious ideas. ... The letter from Ceuta contains a score of poems, extracts or improvisations intended to justify the argument. ... When Gil Vicente had offered John III Dom Duardos, the most romantic of his plays, King John was still young andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Essays on Iberian History and Literature, from the Roman Empire to the Renaissance|
|Author||:||H. V. Livermore|
|Publisher||:||Variorum - 2000-01-01|