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The Eve of Spain : Myths of Origins in the History of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Conflict

Author: Patricia E Grieve; Project Muse.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

Finally, Grieve focuses on the misogynistic elements of the story and asks why the fall of Spain is figured as a cautionary tale about a woman's sexuality.


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia E Grieve; Project Muse.
ISBN: 9781421427867 1421427869
OCLC Number: 1048214937
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 312 p. :) ill., maps.
Contents: List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsPrologueAct One: Fall and Redemption (711-1492)1. Setting the StageOf Women, Kings, and NationOrigins of a National Myth2. Granada Is the BrideUsing History to Shape a National PastLa Cava and the King... and Pelayo and His Sister"She Came to Him in His Prison Cell"The Jewess of Toledo and Rising Anti-Semitism3. Blood Will OutThe Return of the GothsCorral Casts Spain's Founding MythTraining Isabel, the Princess of AsturiasIsabel, the Warrior QueenBad Women and Good in the Late Fifteenth CenturyThe Inquisition and the Holy Child of La GuardiaThe Fallen and the PromiseAct Two: Promise and Fulfillment (1492-1700)Interlude4. Desiring the NationThe Influence of Pedro de Corral's Chronicle of King Rodrigo in the Sixteenth CenturyThe Woman's Body and the Fate of the NationThe Loss of Spain in the Oral Ballad TraditionPhilip II's Chronicler, Ambrosio de Morales, and the Development of the Heroic PelayoPhilip II and the Power of Prophecy5. Here Was Troy, Farewell Spain!A Tale of TalesMiguel de Luna and Spain's Prophetic HistoryFather Juan de Mariana and Early Modern NationalismSpain's Second HelenLope de Vega and the Stage of King and NationThe Legend of the Fall of Spain after the ExpulsionEither Rise or FallAct Three: Imagining Spain (The Enlightenment to the Present)6. Ancestral Ghosts and New BeginningsThe Challenge of Foundational Myths in the Age of EnlightenmentFallen Women Take the StageOrientalism, Romanticism, and Visigothic SpainThe Search for Spanish National Identity in Medieval SpainPelayo, the Role of Women, and Contemporary SpainThe Founding Myth and the New MillenniumEpilogue: Cultural DialoguesNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Patricia E. Grieve.


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