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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Chapter 2 also examines a series of contemporary texts that described, albeit in somewhat idealized fashion, those urban spaces that served as context for Devaney’s exploration of the links between spectacle and frontier society, between amiability and enmity.

Enemies in the Plaza: An important contribution of this book is that it “Europeanizes” the discussion of medieval festivals and ceremonies. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The fourteenth century saw the development of the paso de armaswhich was inspired, according to the author, by romances concerning King Arthur and his Knights of ,ucas Round Table.

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The joining of these contradictory terms–one meaning friendly or “amiable” relations and the other profound antagonism–seeks to illustrate the ambivalent attitude towards non-Christian an especially towards Muslims in late fifteenth century Castilian society. Enemies in the Plaza also surveys the complex history of Jews and conversos in xondestable the realm and the city itself.


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Furthermore, his three case studies, all of them placed within the methodological bechos of “amiable enmity,” do not always fit his overarching interpretative aims. His setting is the Castilian frontier with Granada: 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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The Medieval Review In this event, one knight defended a bridge, pass, or object from a number of different assailants, a sort of chivalric king-of-the-hill.

English Choose a language for shopping. His final chapter shifts to Murcia during the reign of the Catholic Monarchs and to the festivities associated with the great spectacle of the Corpus Christi processions. Perhaps the most useful discussion is that on the history of torneosjustasand other chivalric competitions, since the author describes and untangles for the reader the many usages and terms for these events in Spanish, French, and Italian. Also, the scholarly apparatus is a bit cumbersome.

Be the first to review this item Would condestabble like to tell us about a lower price? First, although a great deal is made earlier on in the book as to the importance of identifying the audience, there is little here that truly advances his arguments, or lets us see what may have been the true attitudes and responses of the commons.


There is an excellent bibliography, which is especially valuable for pointing the reader to a score of volumes arising from specialized symposia and colloquia, as well as several regional monographs. The appendix is an interesting addition and will certainly stimulate new avenues of research.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Without a popular audience, many of these spectacles became meaningless.

These spectacles, Devaney argues, reveal Miguel Lucas’s own ambivalent attitude towards Muslims. Condestbale Issue Jump to: We all, more or less, recognize the importance of the audience in frontier spectacles or in other performances elsewhere.

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In this manner, he seeks to show how these spectacles exemplified and promoted relations between different religious groups, relations that Devaney describes, once again, as “amiable hhechos. 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.

Discussions of the role of the audience or the latter’s response to the ideological formulations advanced in public spectacle, that is, the conflating together of contradictory positions of co-existence and enmity, helped create a consensus among the urban population.

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