By Helena Miguélez-Carballeira

ISBN-10: 1855662779

ISBN-13: 9781855662773

Of all of the differentiated areas comprising modern Spain, Galicia is probably the main deeply marked through political, financial and cultural inequities during the centuries. in all probability because of the absence of a nationally conscious neighborhood bourgeoisie and the enduringly colonial constructions informing Spanish-Galician financial and cultural family members, tactics of nationwide development within the quarter were patchily winning. even though, Galicia's cultural distinctness is well recognisable to the observer, from the language spoken within the region---the modern version of previous Galician-Portuguese---to the categorical kinds of the Galician equipped panorama, with its specific mix of indigenous, imported and hybrid parts. the current quantity deals English-language readers an in-depth creation to the indispensable elements of Galician cultural background, from pre-historical occasions to the current day. when realization is given to the conventional components of medieval tradition, language, modern historical past and politics, the ebook additionally privileges compelling modern views on cinema, structure, the town of Santiago de Compostela and the city traits of Galician tradition this day. Helena Miguélez-Carballeira is a Senior Lecturer in Hispanic experiences at Bangor collage, and Director of the Centre for Galician stories in Wales

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Despite its editorial success the novel is symptomatic of a decline in the narrative use of Arthurian legends in contemporary Galician literature which is, moreover, implicit in the novel’s final chapters when the protagonist witnesses the demise of the Arthurian world. More recent literary recreations of the Arthurian legends have tended to engage in an intertextual game with the Galician writers who contributed to this literary offshoot rather than with Celtic literary tradition itself. This is suggested by the publication in 2012 of Morgana en Esmelle (Morgan in Esmelle) by Begoña Caamaño, a highly resonant work which weaves a complex fabric of intertextual references to Cunqueiro’s Merlín from a feminist, revisionist perspective.

It was during this period that the troubadour song reached maturity with authors such as Martin Soarez, Pero Garcia Burgalês and Pero da Ponte and others such as Alfonso X, Bernal de Bonaval, Johan Airas de Santiago, Johan Garcia de Guilhade, Johan Perez d’Aboim, Johan Soarez Coelho, Pai Gomez Charinho and Pedr’Amigo de Sevilha. The Dionysian period during the reigns of Don Denis of Portugal (1280–1325) and Sancho IV of Castile-Leon (1284–95) marks the end of the apogee and a turning of the tide for the Galician-Portuguese lyrical tradition following the death of the Portuguese monarch.

The versions found in the Iberian kingdoms descend from three French prose cycles edited in the thirteenth century: the Vulgata or Lancelot-Graal (1215–30), the Post-Vulgata (1230–40) and the Tristan en prose (from 1235). The arrival of Arthurian tales into the Iberian Peninsula as well as the production of the first translations tends to be associated with the return in 1245 of Afonso III to Portugal after his period of residence in France. However, and in spite of the pivotal role that the Portuguese monarch might have played in this transmission, the complex dissemination paths of the Arthurian romances force us to speculate about the diverse ways in which these texts travelled around Iberian territories, a process which remains largely unknown to this day.

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