Spanish romance in the battle for global supremacy : Tudor and Stuart Black legends (eBook, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Spanish romance in the battle for global supremacy : Tudor and Stuart Black legends

Author: Victoria M Muñoz
Publisher: London : Anthem Press, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Did Spanish explorers really discover the sunken city of Atlantis or one of the lost tribes of Israel in the site of Aztec Mexico? Did classical writers foretell the discovery of America? Was Baja California really an island or a peninsula--and did romances of chivalry contain the answer? Were Amazon women hiding in Guiana and where was the location of the fabled golden city, El Dorado? Who was more powerful, Apollo  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Muñoz, Victoria.
Spanish romance in the battle for global supremacy.
London : Anthem Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1197812990
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria M Muñoz
ISBN: 9781785273315 1785273310 9781785273322 1785273329
OCLC Number: 1235811403
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: "Books of the brave" English: Spanish tales of love and arms in translation --
Dream visions and competing dreams: rewriting the Spanish model in America --
Sun kings and moon queens: the courting and uncourting of Spain --
Signs of England: Redcrosse crosses the ancient boundary --
Believing bottom's dream: rationalizing exploration from America to Australia --
Unruly readers: anti-Spanish sentiment and the feminizing of romance
Responsibility: Victoria M. Muñoz.

Abstract:

Did Spanish explorers really discover the sunken city of Atlantis or one of the lost tribes of Israel in the site of Aztec Mexico? Did classical writers foretell the discovery of America? Was Baja California really an island or a peninsula--and did romances of chivalry contain the answer? Were Amazon women hiding in Guiana and where was the location of the fabled golden city, El Dorado? Who was more powerful, Apollo or Diana, and which claimant nation, Spain or England, would win the game of empire? These were some of the questions English writers, historians and polemicists asked through their engagement with Spanish romance. By exploring England's fanatical consumption of so-called books of the brave conquistadors, this book shows how the idea of the English empire took root in and through literature.

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