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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English Choose a language for shopping. Introduction Letter Reviews Articles Abstracts. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Get to Know Us. 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.

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 hecuos the harsh measures of the Castilian Cortes in the s.

Current Issue Jump to: Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Besides his close depiction mighel the city and of migudl many spectacles offered to the city’s inhabitants by the constable’s luccas, Devaney engages in a close reading and interpretation of these festive events–told in excruciating, partisan, and almost sycophantic detail by an anonymous chronicler. While the author does highlight the Spanish experience expanding and broadening the work of his colleagues and students at the Universidad Complutensehe hecuos provides frequent comparative examples from England, France, and Italy.

The second part of the book, ieanzo of three chapters, carefully focuses on three separate cities and the festive events or in case, violent outcome held in each of these locations. The citizens, knights, and ecclesiastics under his rule were under something of an obligation to participate, imposing a heavy burden. Enemies in the Plaza: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Also, the scholarly apparatus is a bit cumbersome. Within this framework, the author provides typologies for festivals including calendric and extraordinary, sacred and profane, religious, politico-military, and hechhos or popular.


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 hechod the commons.

Yet, Muslims were also erstwhile enemies who, irxnzo though conndestable Christians had had the upper hand in the Iberian peninsula since the early thirteenth century, still represented most evident in the economic and military successes of the kingdom of Granada an enduring threat because of Iberian Muslims’ ties to North Africa.

Furthermore, his three case studies, all of them placed within the methodological framework of “amiable enmity,” do not always fit his overarching interpretative aims. That year, a procession carrying an image of the Virgin was allegedly drenched in urine or water by a young conversa.

Lucas de Iranzo, Miguel, Condestable de Castilla (fl. 1453)

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Despite these drawbacks, Las fiestas en la cultura medieval is well organized and easy to read and outlines the major issues and themes bearing on the study of medieval festivals.

The justa between two knights, fighting one-on-one, originated at the end of twelfth century and saw its apogee in the fifteenth. Write a customer review. His setting is the Castilian frontier with Granada: Their niguel legitimated the event. It also sketches a methodological context for his inquiry. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

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These spectacles, Devaney argues, reveal Miguel Lucas’s own ambivalent attitude towards Muslims. 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. The Iberian Peninsula iiranzo primarily three types of competitions.

Iranzo enjoyed meteoric promotion under Enrique IV, eventually becoming condestable. Over the centuries, festivals accumulated, amounting in some places to a hundred days a year.

At times in this book there is a distracting reliance on secondary quotations, causing the author’s voice iranxo get lost. This does not seem very amiable to me.

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 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. Yet what the audience really felt and thought remains elusive. Thus, moments of peaceful co-existence have to be seen within the larger context of systemic violence. 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.


After all, the Muslims of Granada were partners in commercial activities, sharers of the frontier ethos of honor and military prowess; yet, at the same time, Miguel Lucas and Castilian urban elites on the frontier and elsewhere were deeply committed to crusade ideology and to the reconquest of Granada. The Medieval Review 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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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.

One major problem is that access to the audience’s attitudes in this period is always mediated by the extant erudite accounts that sought to advance specific ideological and political claims and that were not overly concerned with the “audience’s” responses.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It is a welcome gesture to a Mediterranean perspective, and one worth exploring nechos greater detail elsewhere.

While the first four chapters introduce the various categories of medieval festivals, it is in the fifth chapter where the author provides an in-depth look at actual practices. The author places great condeshable on the pervasiveness of calendric festivals, both ecclesiastic and agricultural, which were a hallmark of medieval life. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Muslims in Christian Spain were often trading partners, cultural interlocutors, and, in Ron Barkay’s felicitous title, “the enemy in the mirror,” that is, a recognizable reflection of oneself.