Gower Bibliography

La Fortuna de la Confessio Amantis en la Peninsula Iberica: Estudio Comparativo de las Traducciones Edicion del MS Madrid, Real Biblioteca, II-3088 (Prologo I, II, III, IV Libros.

Faccon, Manuela. "La Fortuna de la Confessio Amantis en la Peninsula Iberica: Estudio Comparativo de las Traducciones Edicion del MS Madrid, Real Biblioteca, II-3088 (Prologo I, II, III, IV Libros." PhD thesis, University of Verona / University of Zaragoza, 2007.

Review

The majority of this 890-page effort consists of 1) a transcription and paleographic discussion of the Prologue and Books I-IV; 2) a critical edition of the same selections; and 3) a comparative study of Gower's English text alongside the Portuguese version. Pages 1-114 offer "historico-cultural context"; and account of the marriages of John of Gaunt's two daughters, Philippa and Katherine, to (respectively) the kings of Portugal and Castile; discussion of what is known/can be surmised about the translators of the Portuguese and Castilian Confessios; the merits of the two courts as literary incubators; approximation(s) at chronology, both for Gower's writing and the translations; comments on the hands and the capitals in Madrid Bib. MS g.II.19 ("Confisyon del amante"). In Spanish, with multiple, clear reproductions of hands and color (albeit not in color). [RFY. Copyright. John Gower Society. JGN 28.2]

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Subjects:Facsimiles, Editions, and Translations
Confessio Amantis
Manuscripts and Textual Studies

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