9781442648647-1442648643-'Lector Ludens': The Representation of Games & Play in Cervantes (Toronto Iberic)

'Lector Ludens': The Representation of Games & Play in Cervantes (Toronto Iberic)

ISBN-13: 9781442648647
ISBN-10: 1442648643
Edition: 1
Author: Scham, Michael
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Format: Hardcover 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781442648647
ISBN-10: 1442648643
Edition: 1
Author: Scham, Michael
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Format: Hardcover 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Scham, Michael wrote 'Lector Ludens': The Representation of Games & Play in Cervantes (Toronto Iberic) comprising 400 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1442648643 and 9781442648647. Since then 'Lector Ludens': The Representation of Games & Play in Cervantes (Toronto Iberic) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain, debating the acceptability of games and recreation was serious business. With Lector Ludens, Michael Scham uses Cervantes’s Don Quijote and Novelas ejemplares as the basis for a wide-ranging exploration of early modern Spanish views on recreations ranging from cards and dice to hunting, attending the theater, and reading fiction.

Shifting fluidly between modern theories of play, little-known Spanish treatises on leisure and games, and the evidence in Cervantes’s own works, Scham illuminates Cervantes’s intense fascination with games, play, and leisure, as well as the tensions in early modern Spain between the stern moralizing of the Counter-Reformation and the playfulness of Renaissance humanism.

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