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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The Medieval Review The Iberian Peninsula saw primarily three types of competitions. 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.

Share your thoughts with other customers. In this manner, he seeks to show how these spectacles exemplified and promoted relations between different religious groups, relations that Devaney describes, once gechos, as “amiable enmity. It is a welcome gesture to a Mediterranean perspective, and one worth exploring in greater detail elsewhere.

Moreover, the manner hechoss which he presents the evidence is quite novel, propelled by his ability to bring together the different lucsa of urban life in three distinct localities, as well, as the ever present frontier demands.

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.

There is an condeztable 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.

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These spectacles, Devaney argues, reveal Miguel Lucas’s own ambivalent attitude towards Muslims. Thomas Devaney’s Enemies in the Plaza explores, through the use of three richly illustrated case studies, the intersection of spectacle, violence, the forging of communal identity, and the growing hardening of attitudes towards religious minorities or recent converts in late-fifteenth-century Spain.


Nonetheless, these small quibbles do not detract from Devaney’s meticulous presentation of the evidence and his commendable efforts to see spectacles as part of the always-fraught relations between different religious groups on the Castilian frontier with Granada.

His setting is the Castilian frontier with Granada: That year, a procession carrying an image of the Virgin was allegedly drenched in urine or water by a young conversa. Following the example of the two previous chapters, Devaney presents a detailed portrait of Murcia’s urban development, the nature of the Corpus Christi celebration, frontier society in Murcia, and, most pertinent to his overall argument, the participation or banishment of Muslim and Jews conversos after in what had become by then the premiere religious spectacle in Christian Spain.

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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.

While praising his obvious efforts to present as faithful a vision of these southern Spanish communities as possible, I have some comments about and reservations as to the overall thrust of the project.

In addition to Sundays, there were festivals specific to each diocese, municipality, or town; those to celebrate patron saints; and more universal celebrations such as Christmas, New Year’s, Epiphany, and Carnival. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Current Issue Jump to: 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 conrestable. The joining of these contradictory terms–one meaning friendly or “amiable” relations and the other profound antagonism–seeks to illustrate the ambivalent ludas towards non-Christian an especially towards Muslims in late condestaable century Castilian condsstable.

Muslims in Christian Spain were often trading partners, cultural interlocutors, and, in Ron Barkay’s felicitous title, “the enemy in the mirror,” jiguel is, a recognizable reflection of oneself. It also sketches a methodological context for his inquiry. Being forced to participate or being banned from participating in the Corpus Christi processions or being fined for failing to attend, as was the case in Madrid, had little to do with frontier society and, far more, with a triumphant Christianity and enduring pejorative representations of non-Christians that dated back to the Visigoths and came to the fore in the wake of the Fourth Lateran Council and the harsh measures of the Castilian Cortes in the s.


Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Amazon Irazno Stream millions of songs. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. 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 the Round Table. While Ladero Quesada employs these typologies to give the book its structure, he reminds the reader that the frontiers between them are often blurred.

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Besides his close depiction of the city and of the many spectacles offered to the city’s inhabitants by the constable’s largesse, Devaney engages in a close reading and interpretation of these festive events–told in excruciating, partisan, and almost sycophantic detail by an anonymous chronicler.

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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. The relationship between the king and the populace may also have been different; Ladero Quesada sees unique traits in certain political ceremonies of Castile. There is little or nothing that he misses in term miguell chronicles and other published primary sources.

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