Sword of Luchana

Sword of Luchana

After he said a few words in reponse to the mayor, “there were many cheers ... youngsters sang the Hymn of Luchana.”107 Between battles, however, life was boring and burdensome, “full of hard work and so much paper,” he complained to ...

Author: Adrian Shubert

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487508609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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The Sword of Luchana is the first full-length biography of Baldomero Espartero, the most important figure in Spain's modern history.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Sword of Luchana

The Sword of Luchana

Adrian Shubert gives voice to the mass of ordinary Spaniards who revered Espartero as the embodiment of liberty and freedom, and to Jacinta Martínez de Sicilia and Santa Cruz, his wife of more than fifty years who played a key role in his ...

Author: Adrian Shubert

Publisher:

ISBN: 1487538588

Category: Generals

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"Born into obscurity in a rural backwater of central Spain in the waning years of the eighteenth century, Baldomero Espartero (1793-1879) led a life resembling that of a character created by Stendhal or Gabriel García Márquez. As a seventy-five-year-old man he was offered--and turned down--the throne of an industrializing nation. He fought against Napoleon, Simón Bolívar, and other Latin American independence leaders; won a seven-year civil war, the Carlist War of 1833-1840; served as Regent for the child queen Isabella II; and spent years in exile in England. He governed as Prime Minister and also received multiple noble titles, including that of Prince, which was normally reserved for members of the royal family. By his sixties, Espartero represented an almost mythical figure. Based on comprehensive archival research in Spain, Argentina, and the United Kingdom, The Sword of Luchana explores the public and private lives of this archetypal nineteenth-century hero. Adrian Shubert gives voice to the mass of ordinary Spaniards who revered Espartero as the embodiment of liberty and freedom, and to Jacinta Martínez de Sicilia and Santa Cruz, his wife of more than fifty years who played a key role in his public career. Including unprecedented access to Espartero's personal papers, and set against the background of wars and revolutions in Spain and its American empire, The Sword of Luchana is a compelling account of the history of a crucial period of war, revolution, and political and social change."--
Categories: Generals

The attach in Madrid or Sketches of the court of Isabella ii tr from the Germ or rather written in Engl by F E Calder n de la Barca

The attach   in Madrid  or  Sketches of the court of Isabella ii  tr  from the Germ   or rather  written in Engl  by F E  Calder  n de la Barca

Here you have me ( aquí me tenéis ) , and if any one of the enemies of our most holy liberty tries to tear it from us , with the sword of Luchana I will put myself at your head , at the head of all the Spaniards , and I will teach you ...

Author: Frances Erskine Calderón de la Barca

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590194300

Category: Spain

Page: 368

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Categories: Spain

The Attach in Madrid

The Attach   in Madrid

Here you have me ( aquí me tenéis ) , and if any one of the enemies of our most holy liberty tries to tear it from us , with the sword of Luchana I will put myself at your head , at the head of all the Spaniards , and I will teach you ...

Author: Madame Calderón de la Barca (Frances Erskine Inglis)

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ISBN: BL:A0017839752

Category: Spain

Page: 368

View: 468

Categories: Spain

Fashioning Spanish Cinema

Fashioning Spanish Cinema

... Alone Together: Poetics of the Passions in Late Medieval Iberia 60 Adrian Shubert, The Sword of Luchana: Baldomero Espartero and the Making of Modern Spain, 1793–1879 61 Jorge Pérez, Fashioning Spanish Cinema: Costume, Identity, ...

Author: Jorge Pérez

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487509118

Category: Design

Page: 280

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Fashioning Spanish Cinema provides a critical examination of the intersections between fashion, costume design, and Spanish cinema.
Categories: Design

The Arts of EncounterThe Arts of Encounter

The Arts of EncounterThe Arts of Encounter

... Alone Together: Poetics of the Passions in Late Medieval Iberia 60 Adrian Shubert, The Sword of Luchana: Baldomero Espartero and the Making of Modern Spain, 1793–1879 61 Jorge Pérez, Fashioning Spanish Cinema: Costume, Identity, ...

Author: Catherine Infante

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487509323

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Images of crosses, the Virgin Mary, and Christ, among other devotional objects, pervaded nearly every aspect of public and private life in early modern Spain, but they were also a point of contention between Christian and Muslim cultures. Writers of narrative fiction, theatre, and poetry were attuned to these debates, and religious imagery played an important role in how early modern writers chose to portray relations between Christians and Muslims. Drawing on a wide variety of literary genres as well as other textual and visual sources – including historical chronicles, travel memoirs, captives’ testimonies, and paintings – Catherine Infante traces the references to religious visual culture and the responses they incited in cross-confessional negotiations. She reveals some of the anxieties about what it meant to belong to different ethnic or religious communities and how these communities interacted with each other within the fluid boundaries of the Mediterranean world. Focusing on the religious image as a point of contact between individuals of diverse beliefs and practices, The Arts of Encounter presents an original and necessary perspective on how Christian-Muslim relations were perceived and conveyed in print.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Chocolate

Chocolate

... Alone Together: Poetics of the Passions in Late Medieval Iberia 60 Adrian Shubert, The Sword of Luchana: Baldomero Espartero and the Making of Modern Spain, 1793–1879 61 Jorge Pérez, Fashioning Spanish Cinema: Costume, Identity, ...

Author: Erin Cowling

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487517656

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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In terms of its popularity, as well as its production, chocolate was among the first foods to travel from the New World to Spain. Chocolate: How a New World Commodity Conquered Spanish Literature considers chocolate as an object of collective memory used to bridge the transatlantic gap through Spanish literary works of the early modern period, tracing the mention of chocolate from indigenous legends and early chronicles of the conquistadors to the theatre and literature of Spain. The book considers a variety of perspectives and material cultures, such as the pre-Colombian conception of chocolate, the commercial enterprise surrounding chocolate, and the darker side of chocolate’s connections to witchcraft and sex. Encapsulating both historical and literary interests, Chocolate will appeal to anyone interested in the global history of chocolate.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Quixotic Memories

Quixotic Memories

... Alone Together: Poetics of the Passions in Late Medieval Iberia 60 Adrian Shubert, The Sword of Luchana: Baldomero Espartero and the Making of Modern Spain, 1793–1879 61 Jorge Pérez, Fashioning Spanish Cinema: Costume, Identity, ...

Author: Julia Dominguez

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487543938

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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The work of Miguel de Cervantes – one of the most influential writers in early modern Europe – is a reflection of the rich culture of memory in which it was created. More than a theme, memory is a system of understanding in Cervantes’s world, resulting from the major social, religious, and economic changes that epitomized Renaissance humanist culture and that informed the transition to modernity. Quixotic Memories offers insight into the plurality and complexity of memory and demonstrates how it plays an exceptionally critical role in Cervantes’s Don Quixote. It acknowledges Cervantes’s transition into modernity as he engaged with theories of memory that were developed in classical antiquity and adapted to the specific circumstances of his own time. Julia Domínguez explores the many spaces that memory created for itself in early modern Spain, particularly in the fields of philosophy, medicine, rhetoric, mnemotechnics, the visual arts, and pedagogy. Engaging with primary and archival sources, Quixotic Memories provides a new reading of Cervantes’s famous novel by tracing the socio-historical and cultural prominence of memory throughout the author’s lifetime.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Ibero American Baroque

The Ibero American Baroque

... Alone Together: Poetics of the Passions in Late Medieval Iberia 60 Adrian Shubert, The Sword of Luchana: Baldomero Espartero and the Making of Modern Spain, 1793–1879 61 Jorge Pérez, Fashioning Spanish Cinema: Costume, Identity, ...

Author: Beatriz de Alba-Koch

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442648838

Category: Art

Page: 354

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The Ibero-American Baroque is an interdisciplinary, empirically-grounded contribution to the understanding of cultural exchanges in the early modern Iberian world.
Categories: Art

Lazarillo de Tormes

Lazarillo de Tormes

Adrian Shubert, The Sword of Luchana: Baldomero Espartero and the Making of Modern Spain, 1793–1879 61. Jorge Pérez, Fashioning Spanish Cinema: Costume, Identity, and Stardom 62. Enriqueta Zafra, Lazarillo de Tormes: A Graphic Novel.

Author: Enriqueta Zafra

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487529390

Category: Electronic books

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"This is the first graphic novel adaptation of Lazarillo de Tormes, an anonymous sixteenth-century work that is credited with founding the literary genre of the picaresque novel. This genre includes not only works by Spanish authors like Miguel de Cervantes but also famous novels in English and American literature featuring the "anti-hero." This edition offers a new approach to old questions about a book that has puzzled readers and critics alike for centuries. Who was its mysterious author? Why did the Inquisition forbid this seemingly harmless book? Who read the book and how was it understood? These and other questions are recreated in the graphic novel, offering a broader vision of the fortunes and adversities that this book "lived" and how against all odds it became a literary classic. Translated and retold for the modern reader, Lazarillo de Tormes offers a complete visual experience of the adventures and misadventures of the ultimate picaresque anti-hero as well as insights into the history of the book that set a precedent in Spanish literature."--
Categories: Electronic books