Transformation and Transgression at the Banquet Scene in La Celestina

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The essays in this collection examine a variety of cultural objects described or alluded to in books from the Golden Age of Spanish literature, including clothing, paintings, tapestries, playing cards, monuments, materials of war, and even enchanted bronze heads. The contributors emphasize how literature preserved and transformed objects to endow them with new meaning for aesthetic, social, religious, and political purposes ­– whether to perpetuate certain habits of thought and belief, or to challenge accepted social and moral norms.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationObjects of Culture in Imperial Spain
StatePublished - 2013


  • Cultural History
  • Spanish Literature

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