Amadis de Gaula IV

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ISBN hardcover: 9788498972702
ISBN paperback: 9788498168440

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Amadís de Gaula is a masterpiece of fantasy literature in Spanish and the most famous of the so-called books of chivalry, which were all the rage throughout the 16th century in Spain. At the end of the 15th century Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo prepared its definitive version, whose oldest known edition is that of Zaragoza 1508, with the name of The four books of Amadís de GaulaHowever, it is a much earlier work, which already existed in three books since the 14th century, as recorded in the works of Chancellor Pero López de Ayala and Pero Ferrús. Montalvo confesses to having amended the first three books and being the author of the fourth. Everything indicates that the original version of Amadis was Portuguese. It has been attributed to several authors: the Portuguese Chronicle of Gomes Eanes de Azurara, written in 1454, mentions as its author a certain Vasco de Lobeira who was knighted in the battle of Aljubarrota (1385). Other sources say that the author was a certain João de Lobeira, and not the troubadour Vasco de Lobeira.
The acceptance of Amadís de Gaula determined that this work became a paradigm or reference model for other writers. The story of the heroic knight-errant who stood out for his idyllic love fidelity was a starting point for a long-lasting literary and publishing genre.
The books of chivalry were written and successfully disseminated during the same years in which, after the discovery of the New World, the Castilians set out to conquer and colonize lands where many placed their hopes and dreams. Curiously, between these two phenomena, the literary and the historical, there will be a close symbiotic relationship.

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