Frontier Memory
Cultural Conflict and Exchange in the Romancero fronterizo

Sizen Yiacoup

MHRA Texts and Dissertations 87

Modern Humanities Research Association

1 October 2013  •  168pp

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Scholarship on the late medieval and early modern Castilian frontier ballad has tended to fall into two distinct categories: analyses which promote a view of the fronterizo corpus as an instrument of anti-Muslim, nationalist ideology in the service of the Christian Reconquest, or interpretations which favour the perception of the poems as idealizing and distinctly Islamophile in their representations of Granadan Muslims. In this study, Şizen Yiacoup offers readings of the romances fronterizos that take into consideration yet look beyond expressions of cross-cultural hostility or sympathy in order to assess the ways in which the poems recall a process of cultural exchange between Christians and Muslims.

An understanding of the relationship between the ballads, their original social setting, and the setting in which they achieved their greatest popularity provides the framework for this interpretation of the poems’ shifting cultural connotations. Accordingly, Yiacoup traces the evolution of their historical and cultural significance as they moved from their origins in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, when a Castilian frontier with Islamic Granada was still a reality, into the sixteenth, when this boundary vanished as part of the larger realignment of cultural, territorial and political frontiers of the new ‘Spanish’ empire.

Contents:

i-iv
Front Matter
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v-v
Table of Contents
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vi-vi
Acknowledgements
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vii-viii
Abbreviations
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1-19
Introduction
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20-54
Chapter 1 Sexual Desire, Military Conquest
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55-100
Chapter 2 Chivalry & Change
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101-127
Chapter 3 Loss & Continuity
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128-130
Conclusion
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131-142
Appendix
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143-155
Bibliography
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156-160
INDEX
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Bibliography entry:

Yiacoup, Sizen, Frontier Memory: Cultural Conflict and Exchange in the Romancero fronterizo, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 87 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2013)

First footnote reference: 35 Sizen Yiacoup, Frontier Memory: Cultural Conflict and Exchange in the Romancero fronterizo, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 87 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2013), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Yiacoup, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Yiacoup, Sizen. 2013. Frontier Memory: Cultural Conflict and Exchange in the Romancero fronterizo, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 87 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Yiacoup 2013: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Yiacoup 2013: 21.

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