Charlemagne and His Legend in Early Spanish Literature and Historiography
Legendary stories involving Charlemagne and his presence in Spain circulated along the pilgrim route to Santiago throughout the Middle Ages and also influenced later authors after the Reconquest of territory from the Saracens and Spain’s emergence as an Imperial Power. This volume represents a collective effort by prominent scholars to address the diversity of these legends and their importance in the literary, historical, and imaginative spheres of Medieval and Renaissance Spain.
Ed. Matthew Bailey (Washington and Lee University) and Ryan D. Giles (Indiana University).
Introduction (Matthew Bailey and Ryan D. Giles)
1. Charlemagne as a Creative Force in the Spanish Epic (Mathew Bailey)
2. Rebel Nephews and Royal Sisters: The Tale of Bernardo del Carpio (Lucy K. Pick)
3. The Old Counselors in the Roncesvals Matière and the Spanish Epic (Mercedes Vaquero)
4. The Construction of Space and Place in the Narrative: Cuento del enperador Carlos Maynes de Roma e de la buena enperatris Seuilla, su mugier (Aníbal Biglieri)
5. Converting the Saracen: The Historia del emperador Carlomagno and the Christianization of Granada (Ryan D. Giles)
6. Charlemagne and Agramante: Confusing Camps in Cervantes’ El laberinto de amor, La casa de los celos and Don Quijote (Frederick A. de Armas)
Afterword (Matthew Bailey and Ryan D. Giles)