By Simone Pinet
Composed in early thirteenth-century Iberia, the Libro de Alexandre used to be Spain’s first vernacular model of the Romance of Alexander and the 1st poem within the corpus referred to now because the mester de clerecía. those realized works, written by means of clergy and attached with either institution and court docket, have been additionally instruments for the articulation of sovereignty in an period of lengthy army and political expansion.
In The activity of the Cleric, Simone Pinet considers the composition of the Libro de Alexandre within the context of cartography, political financial system, and translation. Her dialogue sheds mild on how clerics perceived themselves and at the connections among literature and those different actions. Drawing on an intensive choice of early cartographic fabrics, a lot of it infrequently thought of along with the romance, Pinet bargains an unique and insightful view of the mester de clerecía and the altering position of information and the clergy in thirteenth-century Iberia.
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The Task of the Cleric: Cartography, Translation, and Economics in Thirteenth-Century Iberia (Toronto Iberic) by Simone Pinet