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"The Bagnios of Algiers" and "The Great Sultana": Two Plays of Captivity

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Description for "The Bagnios of Algiers" and "The Great Sultana": Two Plays of Captivity Paperback. The first English translation of two captivity plays by Cervantes, set in Algiers and Constantinople. Featuring a lively cast of corsairs, captives, and renegades, they offer important insights into early modern Spain's conception of the world of Islam. Num Pages: 208 pages, 1 map. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 226 x 154 x 15. Weight in Grams: 326.
Best known today as the author of Don Quixote—one of the most beloved and widely read novels in the Western tradition—Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) was a poet and a playwright as well. After some early successes on the Madrid stage in the 1580s, his theatrical career was interrupted by other literary efforts. Yet, eager to prove himself as a playwright, shortly before his death he published a collection of his later plays before they were ever performed. With their depiction of captives in North Africa and at the Ottoman court, two of these, "The Bagnios of Algiers" and ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Publisher
University of Pennsylvania Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
208
Place of Publication
Pennsylvania, United States
ISBN
9780812222159
SKU
V9780812222159
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About Miguel De Cervantes
Barbara Fuchs is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her Exotic Nation: Maurophilia and the Construction of Early Modern Spain is also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Aaron J. Ilika is a Portland-based independent scholar and translator.

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