The frame story that links ’s tales anticipates novelistic structure: the young count repeatedly seeks advice from his tutor Patronio, who responds with exemplary tales.Chivalric romances of the Arthurian or Breton cycle, which had been circulating in translation, partially inspired Spain’s first romance of chivalry and first novel, —the oldest known version of which, dating from 1508, was written in Spanish by Garci Rodríguez (or Ordóñez) de Montalvo, although it may have begun circulation in the early 14th century—is another chivalric romance related to Arthurian sources.It was Spain’s first collection of prose fiction rendered in the vernacular.
Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.Towering above all these, however, was Muḥammad ibn Hāniʾ, nicknamed the “Mutanabbī of the West” (Abū al-Ṭayyib al-Mutanabbī was a…By 711, when the Muslim invasion of the Iberian Peninsula began, Latin spoken there had begun its transformation into Romance.So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.
Spanish literature, the body of literary works produced in Spain.
These works, some under his personal editorship, include the great legal code Las Siete Partidas (“ 711 and completed by his son Sancho IV, was Spain’s most influential medieval work.
Alfonso, sometimes called the father of Castilian prose, was also a major poet, and he compiled early Spain’s greatest collection of medieval poetry and music, the Gonzalo de Berceo, Spain’s earliest poet known by name, wrote rhymed vernacular chronicles of saints’ lives, the miracles of the Virgin, and other devotional themes with ingenuous candour, accumulating picturesque and affectionately observed popular detail.)—which consists of 51 moral tales variously didactic, amusing, and practical—drew partly on Arabic, Oriental, and popular Spanish sources.
Women were also writing in Spain during the Roman period: Serena, believed to have been a poet; Pola Argentaria, the wife of Lucan, whom she is thought to have assisted in writing his Latin literature: Ancient Latin literature.
Later, the writings of Spanish Muslims and Jews formed important branches of Arabic literature and Hebrew literature.
Such works fall into three major language divisions: Castilian, Catalan, and Galician.