Amadis of Gaul

Amadis of Gaul

A Novel of Chivalry of the 14th Century Presumably First Written in Spanish

Book - 1974-1975
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Prose romance of chivalry, possibly Portuguese in origin. The first known version of this work, dating from 1508, was written in Spanish by Garci Ordóñez (or Rodríguez) de Montalvo, who claimed to have "corrected and emended" corrupt originals. Internal evidence suggests that the Amadís had been in circulation since the early 14th century or even the late 13th. Cf. Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 1974-1975
ISBN: 9780813113043
Call Number: 863 A48a
Characteristics: 2 volumes ; 24 cm


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(early 1300's, compiled by Rodriguez de Montalvo 1508 ) "The romance incorporates many details from the Breton Lais of the Arthurian legend. Amadis of Gaul exemplifies the chivalric ideals of valor, purity and fidelity. The barber and priest in Cervantes's Don Quixote called it 'the best of ... Read More »

(early 1300's, compiled by Rodriguez de Montalvo 1508 ) ”First published in the Catalan language in Valencia in 1490, Tirant lo Blanc ("The White Tyrant") is a sweeping epic of chivalry and high adventure. With great precision and verve, Martorell narrates land and sea battles, duels, h... Read More »

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