A Scholarly Edition of Andrés de Li’s Thesoro de la passion (1494) is the first new edition of this early Castilian Passion text in five hundred years. Originally published in 1494 by the prolific Zaragozan printer Pablo Hurus, this beautifully illustrated devotional offers the modern reader a glimpse into the complex social world of late fifteenth-century Spain. Li’s converso identity permeates his retelling of the Passion through expositions on hypocrisy, anti-Semitism, and false faith. This new, modernized edition of the Thesoro de la passion dramatically illustrates the unique confluence of social, religious, and cultural forces present during the emergence of Spain’s national identity via analyses of the Thesoro’s Classical, Castilian, and Catalan sources, its importance as an early printed book, Li’s portrayal of the Virgin Mary, Christ, and the Passion events, and the importance of Li’s converso perspectives throughout the work.
A Scholarly Edition of Andrés de Li's Thesoro de la passion (1494)
In Illuminating in Micrography, Dalia-Ruth Halperin analyzes the Catalan Micrography Maḥzor, a fourteenth-century Barcelonan manuscript, in depth revealing the close association between the micrography full-page panel images and the texts used to create them, which reflect a Jewish ...
Katja Vehlow, University of South Carolina
Dorot ‘Olam (Generations of the Ages), written by Abraham ibn Daud of Toledo (c. 1110-1180) is one of the most influential historical works of medieval Hebrew literature. This edition shows how the work asserts the superiority of rabbinic Judaism and the central role of Iberia for the Jewish ...
Stacey Schlau, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
In Gendered Crime and Punishment, Stacey Schlau examines the trial records of several women accused before the Hispanic Inquisitions, in order to shed light not only on their words and actions, but also on the ideological underpinnings and mechanisms of the societies in which they lived.
Teresa de Cartagena's distinctive writing locates her place in a line of European women intellectuals, presenting an indispensible dialogue among her peers of the early modern age. Tracing her predecessors’ achievements, we can appreciate the multifaceted characteristics of Teresa's writings.
Using new inquisitorial sources, this study examines the complexities revolving around transgenderism and the construction of gender identity in the early modern Iberian World and the self-perception of individuals whose behaviour, whether consciously or unconsciously, flouted social and sexual ...
Edited by Amy Aronson-Friedman and Gregory B. Kaplan
This collection of essays reveals the diversity of the impact on late medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature of the socio-religious dichotomy that came to exist between conversos (New Christians), who were perceived as inferior because of their Jewish descent, and Old Christians, who ...
This bibliography is a supplement to the three volumes previously published by Brill. This one covers material from 2007 to 2009. The chronology covers form the fourth to the eighth century. All of the Iberian Church Fathers are represented as in the previous ones. The book contains author and ...
Reconstructing the workings of colonial Spanish bureaucracy in the production of reports on individuals’ achievements, this book explores the interrelation of state-induced curricula vitae and individuals’ endeavor to outsmart this system in the genesis of modern forms of literature.
This book explores the peculiarities of the Bishopric of Calahorra’s eleventh- and twelfth-century institutional development, and their profound relationship to the see’s location on a highly volatile frontier between the emergent and fiercely competitive Christian kingdoms of north-eastern Iberia.
Michael A. Vargas
Audacious transgressors, rebellious sowers of discord, a brood of vipers – so leaders of the Order of Preachers described their own men. This lively study of costly corporate successes and failed reforms restores to the late medieval friars their complex humanity.
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