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The Spanish Arcadia : sheep herding, pastoral discourse, and ethnicity in early modern Spain /

Javier Irigoyen-García.

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Author: Irigoyen-García, Javier
Published: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2014]
Series: Toronto Iberic.
Topics: Shepherds - Spain - Social life and customs. | Sheepherding - Spain - History. | Pastoral systems - Spain - History. | Pastoral literature, Spanish - History and criticism. | Spanish literature - Classical period, 1500-1700 - History and criticism. | Shepherds in literature. | Ethnology - Spain - History. | Ethnology--Spain--History. | Pastoral literature Spanish--History and criticism. | Pastoral systems--Spain--History. | Sheepherding--Spain--History. | Shepherds in literature. | Shepherds--Spain--Social life and customs. | Spain--Historiography. | Spanish literature--Classical period 1500-1700--History and criticism. | Schäfer.
Regions: Spain - Historiography. | Spanien. | Spain.
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History.
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Author: Irigoyen-García, Javier, 1975-
Physical Description: x, 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-319) and index.
ISBN: 9781442647275 (bound)
1442647272 (bound)
Summary: "The Spanish Arcadia analyzes the figure of the shepherd in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish imaginary, exploring its centrality to the discourses on racial, cultural, and religious identity. Drawing on a wide range of documents, including theological polemics on blood purity, political treatises, manuals on animal husbandry, historiography, paintings, epic poems, and Spanish ballads, Javier Irigoyen-García argues that the figure of the shepherd takes on extraordinary importance in the reshaping of early modern Spanish identity. The Spanish Arcadia contextualizes pastoral romances within a broader framework and assesses how they inform other cultural manifestations. In doing so, Irigoyen-García provides incisive new ideas about the social and ethnocentric uses of the genre, as well as its interrelation with ideas of race, animal husbandry, and nation building in early modern Spain."
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More Details for: The Spanish Arcadia : sheep herding, pas