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Overview of Medieval Spanish Literature (1100-1500) - Chapter Summary
Work through this chapter to study significant medieval Spanish literature and authors. These simple lessons offer insight into several works of medieval Spanish literature, including Conde Lucanor, Lazarillo de Tormes and books by Miguel de Cervantes. Following each lesson is a short quiz that goes over important literary terms and concepts. The chapter is entirely self-paced, and you can use any computer or mobile device to study. You can also submit questions to our instructors if you need any extra help. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Assess the literary significance of ''Romance de la Perdida de Alhama''
- Evaluate the characters from Don Juan Manuel's Conde Lucanor
- Analyze the theme of Lazarillo de Tormes
- Evaluate the life and works of author Miguel de Cervantes
1. Lazarillo de Tormes: Summary, Analysis & Theme
Why would authors choose to write about beggars instead of knights? In this lesson, we'll examine one novella that provides a clear answer to this question and helps to cement the figure of the anti-hero.
2. Miguel de Cervantes: Biography, Books & Facts
You're probably familiar with Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza, but you might not know much about the man who gave these timeless characters life. You won't have to fight crowds (or windmills) to get up-close and personal with Miguel de Cervantes in this lesson, where you'll learn about his own fascinating story, his work, and some surprising facts concerning this famous Spanish author.
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