Sex, Scandal, and Sermon in Fourteenth-Century Spain: Juan Ruiz's Libro de Buen Amor

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Palgrave Macmillan, Mar 15, 2008 - History - 209 pages

Juan Ruiz's Libro de Buen Amor (1330/1343) is a lively and challenging medieval classic that ranks alongside the works of Dante and Chaucer. This volume is the first to systematically approach the role of humor in the Libro de Buen Amor through the treatment of the body, the visual, and the representation of first-person protagonist as lover. Haywood examines the place of the bawdy and the grotesque in the Libro de Buen Amor in relation to secular and sacred culture. This innovative study will be of interest to scholars and students interested in humor, cultural domains, medieval studies, and Spanish studies.

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Louise M. Haywood is Senior University Lecturer in Medieval Spanish Studies, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. She is the author of Historia troyana polimétrica, the editor of Culture Contexts/Female Voices, and the co-editor of A Companion to the Libro de Buen Amor, with Louise O. Vasvári.