The studies by Professor Livermore collected in this volume deal with the history and literature of Portugal and Spain in the period from the fifth century Germanic invasion of Roman Spain up to the vision of the Orient in FernÃ£o Mendes Pinto. A prominent interest is the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and its place in the cultural history of the peninsula. Such themes include essays on the circumstances of Santillana's account of literature in his day, the evolution of the Spanish romance in the fifteenth century, and the person and works of CamÃµes. Several other articles examine aspects of Anglo-Portuguese contacts.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; The Britones of Galicia; Honorio y la restauraciÃ³n de las Hispanias; The coinage of the Suevic period; The ’Conquest of Lisbon’ and its author; The formation of the Cancionerios; The fifteenth-century evolution of the romance; Santillana and the Galaico-Portuguese poets; Dom Pedro the Regent, Alto Infante: in memoriam; The crisis in Portuguese India of 1526; An early English play described by a Spanish visitor; Notas sobre o Poets e sua famÃlia; CamÃµes’ defence of poesy; ’Mais medrado que CamÃµes’; ’Sad news or new reverses’: CamÃµes’ elegy on the death of Dom Miguel de Meneses; FernÃ£o Mendes and his Orient; The ’privileges of an Englishman in the kingdoms and dominions of Portugal’; Index.
'The present collection [...] demonstrates the wide range of interests and productivity of an author well known for his histories of Portugal and Spain...' Bulletin of Hispanic Studies