SIGMA Phi Epsilon Journal, Vol. 10 : December 25, 1912 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Sigma Phi Epsilon Journal, Vol. 10: December 25, 1912 The Spanish Renaissance began in a blaze of glory. It was th new birth of national life and power as well as of Spanish letters. The struggle of eight centuries was at an end, the last Moorish king dom had been taken and the Catholic Kings ruled over united Spain in the same year that Columbus gave a new world to the ungrateful coun try oi his adoption. As in England during the reign of Elizabeth, so in Spain under Ferdinand and Isabella and the House of Austria, the national literature reﬂected strongly the triumph of national arms and ideals. In 1499 Fernando de Rojas published his Celestina, the first epoch-making book in the history 'of Spanish literature. Adventurers ﬂocked to the Peninsula from everywhere, lured by the golden stream which ﬂowed from the Americas. Churchmen came to Imperial Toledo and with their splendor and their presence turned the ancient city into a second Rome, and under their patronage the great cathedrals began to be filled with treasures of art. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 120 pages
- 152 x 229 x 6mm | 172g
- 05 Mar 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 80 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white