By M. Bullòn-Fernandez, María Bullón-Fernández
This groundbreaking interdisciplinary choice of essays through American, British, and Iberian students examines the literary, ancient, and creative exchanges among England and Iberia from the 12th to 15th century.
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They must be read with care, since they report a debate between the Patriarch of Alexandria and the Pisans—their views may not be Eiximenis’s, but all the same he chose to place this exemplum as his final word on tyranny. ”38 The solutio in chapter 609 is clear enough: “the people’s tyranny is far worse,” concludes the Patriarch, for “government is proper to noblemen, and not to commoners”; and yet, in the case of the Sicilian Vespers, he eventually sanctions popular rebellion as a means of fighting tyranny: “it is not wrong doing; on the contrary, it ought to be done, and the ruler should meekly take on such correction.
Joannot Martorell, its author, a knight from Valencia who is known to have visited England, includes the earliest version of the legend of the founding of the Order of the Garter in his romance, and includes the English chivalric hero Guy of Warwick as one of his characters. 41 In fact, the Canary Islands had been invaded in 1402 by three French chivalric adventurers, who attempted to hunt down, convert, and enslave the (perhaps needless to say, non-Muslim) indigenous inhabitants. At the time Tirant lo Blanc was written, the islands were still resisting Castilian control, and would continue to do so through 1496.
For Alfonso’s Order of the Band and Edward III’s later Round Table order, the precursor of his Order of the Garter, see Richard W. V. Barker, Tournaments: Jousts, Chivalry and Pageants in the Middle Ages (Woodbridge: Boydell, 1989), and D’Arcy J. Boulton, The Knights of the Crown: The Monarchical Orders of Knighthood in Later Medieval England, 1325–1520 (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987), pp. 46–95, 109. 13. Geoffrey Chaucer, “General Prologue,” The Canterbury Tales, The Riverside Chaucer, ed.
England and Iberia in the Middle Ages, 12th–15th Century: Cultural, Literary, and Political Exchanges by M. Bullòn-Fernandez, María Bullón-Fernández