Aesop's Fables: With a Life of Aesop (Studies in Romance Languages)
Blowout Sale! Save 75% on the Aesop's Fables: With a Life of Aesop (Studies in Romance Languages) by Brand: The University Press of Kentucky at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. In 1489 Johan Hurus printed the first collection of fables in Spain, Lavida del Ysopetconsusfabulas hystoriadas. Illustrated with nearly 200
The Latin and German lineage of La vida was significant, for it placed Spain in the mainstream of European fable lore. The highly fictitious life of Aesop, the misshapen Greek slave who reached the highest social level, contributed to the development of medieval romance and the picaresque novel. The book is thus important to students of comparative literature, literary history, and the development of the Spanish language.
Of equal value are the woodcuts, which depict the daily life of medieval Europe and contribute to a better understanding of fifteenth-century art history, bookmaking, natural history, and the visualization of narrative. La vida del Ysopet thus constitutes one of the finest concordances of text and illustration in European literary history.
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|Publisher:||University Press of Kentucky|
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|Item Weight:||1.74 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.63 x 10 x 10 inches|
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