The Medival Heritage of Mexico (trans. Frances M. Lopez-Morillas). Luis Weckman.

The Medival Heritage of Mexico (trans. Frances M. Lopez-Morillas)

New York: Fordham University Press, 1992. Thick Octavo. Item #018780

. 692p. index. Bibliography. A marvelous translation of Weckman's work. When issued in Spanish in 1983, it established how extensive medieval thought dominated virtually every aspect of Spain's culture so that very little of the scholarship of the Renaissance was of influence. The forty short chapters deal with virtually every aspect of Spanish life ranging from the role of the Holy Roman Empire to topics on chivalry, hunting, astrology, theater and dance as well as the intense devotion including the flagellants. The chapter on the Medieval Origins of the Encomienda and Hacienda provide remarkable insight how the Ordinances of Alcala of 1348 became endemic to Spanish life and until the Fall of Granada in 1492 was a dominant strain in church and state. Bound in green cloth, spine lettering gilt. A fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket.

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