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Title Literary hispanophobia and hispanophilia in Britain and the Low Countries (1550-1850) / edited by Yolanda Rodríguez Pérez.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2020]


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Description 1 online resource (362 pages).
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Series Heritage and memory studies
Heritage and memory studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Spain has been a fruitful locus for the European imagination for centuries, and it has been most often perceived in black-and-white oppositions - either as a tyrannical and fanatical force in the early modern period or as an imaginary geography of a 'Romantic' Spain in later centuries. However, the image of Spain, its culture and its inhabitants did not evolve inexorably from negative to positive. From the early modern period onwards, it responded to an ambiguous matrix of conflicting Hispanophobic and Hispanophilic representations. Just as in the nineteenth century latent negative stereotypes continued to resurface, even in the Romantic heyday, in the early modern period appreciation for Spain was equally undeniable. When Spain was a political and military superpower, it also enjoyed cultural hegemony with a literary Golden Age producing internationally hailed masterpieces. This book explores the protracted interest in Spain and its culture, and it exposes the co-existent ambiguity between scorn and fascination that characterizes Western historical perceptions, in particular in Britain and the Low Countries, two geographical spaces with a shared sense of historical connectedness and an overlapping - and sometimes complicated - history with Spain.
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Subject Spain -- In literature.
British literature -- History and criticism.
Dutch literature -- History and criticism.
Added Author Rodríguez Pérez, Yolanda, 1967- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Literary Hispanophobia and Hispanophilia in Britain and the Low Countries (1550-1850). Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press 2020 9789462989375 (OCoLC)1129256766
ISBN 9789048541935 (electronic book)
904854193X (electronic book)
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