Spanish and Portuguese Literatures and Their Times

(The Iberian Peninsula)

Author: Joyce Moss

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 558

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Entries on Spanish and Portuguese literary works describe each works' genre, contents, and reflection of real-life events in history and in the author's life.

A Companion to Portuguese Literature

Author: T. F. Earle

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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An essential chronological framework for students of Portuguese literature.

Contemporary World Fiction: A Guide to Literature in Translation

A Guide to Literature in Translation

Author: Juris Dilevko

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 526

View: 765

This much-needed guide to translated literature offers readers the opportunity to hear from, learn about, and perhaps better understand our shrinking world from the perspective of insiders from many cultures and traditions. • Over 1,000 annotated contemporary world fiction titles, featuring author's name; title; translator; publisher and place of publication; genre/literary style/story type; an annotation; related works by the author; subject keywords; and original language • 9 introductory overviews about classic world fiction titles • Extensive bibliographical essays about fiction traditions in other countries • 5 indexes: annotated authors, annotated titles, translators, nations, and subjects/keywords

Portuguese Literature and the Environment

Author: Victor K. Mendes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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This book explores the relationship between Portuguese literature and the environment from medieval times to the present. Contributors examine how Portuguese writers engage with the environment not only to prompt social, political, or philosophical reflections on human society, but also to learn from non-humans.

The Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal

Survival of an Imperiled Culture in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

Author: Dolores Sloan

Publisher: McFarland


Category: History

Page: 254

View: 845

Prior to 1492, Jews had flourished on the Iberian Peninsula for hundreds of years. Marked by alternating cooperative coexistence and selective persecution alongside Christians and Muslims, this remarkable period was a golden age for Iberian Jews, with significant and culturally diverse advances in sciences, arts and government. This work traces the history of the Sephardic Jews from their golden age to their post-Columbian diaspora. It highlights achievements in science, medicine, philosophy, arts, economy and government, alongside a few less noble accomplishments, in both the land they left behind and in the lands they settled later. Several significant Sephardic Jews are profiled in detail, and later chapters explore the increasing restrictions on Jews prior to expulsion, the divergent fates of two diaspora communities (in Brazil and the Ottoman Empire), and the enduring legacy of Sephardic history.