Title

Cervantes y el Derecho: préstamos recíprocos

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

12-1-2021

Publication Title

Biblioteca di Rassegna Iberistica 24

Publisher

Edizione Ca'Foscari

Publisher Location

Venice

Volume

24

First page number:

17

Last page number:

35

Abstract

There is a well-recognised close relationship between creative and juridical writings. At times, authors of creative texts adapt juridical elements in the form of minor details, or broad thematic bases, so as to create convincing fictional realities. Alternatively, they use the same aspects to comment on socio-juridical problems in an ambiguous or ironic fashion. This study focuses on the history of these processes and, specifically, on certain key examples in the works of Miguel de Cervantes, seen in relation to multiple legal documents, including a late sixteenth-century manuscript that details punishments for erotic crimes.

Keywords

Cervantes. Don Quijote. Antonio de la Peña. Erotic crimes. Hypothetical and narrative discourse.

Disciplines

Fiction | Spanish Literature

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