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FT-51815-03
Literacy, Space, and Cultural Production in Late Medieval Iberia
Ana Gomez-Bravo, Purdue University

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Textual Agency: Writing Culture and Social Networks in Fifteenth-Century Spain (Book)
Title: Textual Agency: Writing Culture and Social Networks in Fifteenth-Century Spain
Author: Ana N. Gomez-Bravo
Abstract: Textual Agency examines the massive proliferation of poetic texts in fifteen-century Spain, focusing on the important yet little-known cancionero poetry--the lartest poetic corpus of the European Middle Ages. She situates this cultural production within its social, political, and material contests. She places the different forms of document production fostered by a shifting political and uran model alongside the rise in literacy and access to reading materials and spaces. At the core of the book lies an examination of both the materials of writing and how human agents used and transformed them, giving way to a textual agency that pertains not only to writers but to the inscribed paper. She explores how authorial and textual agency were competing forces in the midst of an era marked by the institution of the Innquistion, the advent of the absolutist state, the growth of cities, and the constitution of the Spanish nation.
Year: 2013
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781442647206
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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