Urban honor in Spain : the laus urbis from antiquity through humanism / Jeffrey S. Ruth ; with a foreword by Ottavio Di Camillo.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 281 pages)
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2011.
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- ISBN: 0773425616
- ISBN: 9780773425613
- ISBN: 0773420444
- ISBN: 9780773420441
|Bibliography, etc.:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Contents:||Introduction -- Ancient and medieval theory for the praise of cities -- Ancient precedents to medieval and humanist encomia of cities -- Medieval Latin encomia of cities -- The medieval Iberian laus hispaniae and laus urbis -- Vernacular praise of city and kingdom, 1300-1460 -- The early humanist laus urbis and its adaptation in Spain -- Conclusions.|
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|Summary:||Urban Honor in Spain is an historical study of Spain and the writing technique of laus urbis (praise of the city) during the 15th century. The book begins by providing an overview of laus urbis was developed and codified in oratory and classical literary texts during the Greco-Roman period. The book then explores how this powerful technique re-emerged during the Middle Ages to become a powerful corpus that formed an early national culture by praising cities and nations. In Medieval and Renaissance Spain, laus urbis, provided a sense of local community to city and town dwellers in the indefinit.|
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|Subject:||Cities and towns in literature
City and town life in literature
Spain -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800
Latin literature, Medieval and modern -- History and criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Citation: Ruth, Jeffrey S. "Urban honor in Spain : the laus urbis from antiquity through humanism." Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2011.