SPANISH 450 - Middle Ages
Section: 001 Inventing Spanish: The Cultural World of King Alfonso X, The Wise
Term: FA 2014
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Nine credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399; or two RCLANG 324 and six credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course will study the literary, musical, historical, legal, and artistic production of one of Iberia’s greatest kings — Alfonso X, “The Wise,” who reigned in Castile from 1252-1284. We will trace Alfonso’s ambitious translating project that “created” Castilian as a written language of prose expression in place of Latin. We will learn of Alfonso’s poetry and songs, his scientific and astronomical work, his legal writing, and his historiographical work. Students will also gain experience working with manuscripts of Alfonso’s many works. Readings will include the General Estotia, Setenario, Cantigas de Santa María, Lapidario,Picatrix, and others.

This course counts as literature credit toward the Spanish minor. This course is suitable to be taken in conjunction with SPANISH 308.

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Class Format:

Most readings and discussion will be in Spanish, with some texts assigned in English translation.

SPANISH 450 - Middle Ages
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001 (REC)
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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