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The New Middle Ages

Sex, Scandal, and Sermon in Fourteenth-Century Spain

Juan Ruiz's Libro de Buen Amor

Authors: Haywood, L.

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This book is an innovative study of humour and the body in Juan Ruiz's Libro de Buen Amor (1330), using modern analytical techniques to examine the place of the Libro's bawdy and grotesque in relation to secular and sacred culture.

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Louise M. Haywood is Senior University Lecturer in Medieval Spanish Studies at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge

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"I must admit that my own misreading does not even begin to do justice to the far-reaching, academic brilliance ensconced between the two covers of this work for which one can only beg the author s forgiveness along with the reader s understanding and encourage the reading of this work for oneself." - Medieval Feminist Forum

"This outstanding monograph, by the author and editor of A Companion to the Libro de Buen Amor, is informed both by contemporary theory and by a secure grounding in the ecclesiastical and literary traditions of the Middle Ages. Haywood studies the body, the gaze, and the comedic role of the authorial voice, in a volume which should become a new classic of Libro de Buen Amor studies." - Dorothy Severin, University of Liverpool

"As the first attempt in a very long time to formulate a comprehensive interpretation and understanding of this fiendishly rich and difficult work, Haywood's book is filled with provocative insights and abundant new observations . . . Haywood's close readings of the text, whether they discover orthodoxy or depravity, never stray from the fact that, at its heart, the Libro is a book that rehearses the Christian struggle between the material and spiritual world." - Speculum


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Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sex, Scandal, and Sermon in Fourteenth-Century Spain
Book Subtitle
Juan Ruiz's Libro de Buen Amor
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-04058-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-04058-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7755-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 209
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