Twisted Turquoiseries

Emulation and Critique in Miguel de Cervantes’ La gran sultana Catalina de Oviedo

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Resumé

Cervantes’ only surviving Turkish play, La gran sultana Catalina de Oviedo (1607/8), narrates the story of a Spanish captive in the Topkapi harem whose beauty conquers the heart of Murad III. Plot and setting allow the author not only to pursue his own fascination with the ‘other’ of Western Christianity, but also to critically examine the cultural forms of this fascination circulating in Spain at the time. Thus, the play’s emulation of popular forms such as captivity tales and Byzantine martyr legends becomes an ambiguous inversion of the ideology that they harbour and even a tongue-in-cheek ideology critique.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftRenæssanceforum. Tidsskrift for renæssanceforskning
Vol/bind16
Sider (fra-til)147-172
ISSN1902-5041
StatusUdgivet - 2019

Fingeraftryk

Miguel De Cervantes
Oviedo
Ideology Critique
Martyr
Harbors
Christianity
Plot
Legend
Harem
Inversion
Captive
Ideology
Byzantine Empire
Spain

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Twisted Turquoiseries : Emulation and Critique in Miguel de Cervantes’ La gran sultana Catalina de Oviedo. / Kluge, Sofie.

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