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Amadís de Gaula


a Spanish romance of chivalry. Probably originating in the 14th century, it has come down to us only in the reworked version by Rodríguez de Mon-talvo (4 vols., 1508). It became popular in the 16th century and gave rise to many sequels and imitations. In Don Quixote, M. Cervantes, while parodying Amadís de Gaula, acknowledged its worth. The influence of the Renaissance concepts of the “just monarchy” is perceived in the romance. Its plot conflicts often coincide with those found in Breton and Carolingian epic cycles.


Amadís de Gaula. Edited and annotated by E. B. Place. Madrid, 1959.

In Russian translation:

In Khrestomatiia po zarubezhnoi literature: Epokha Vozrozhdeniia, vol. 1. Compiled by B. I. Purishev. Moscow, 1959.


Braga, T. Historia dos novellas portuguezas de cavalleria: FormaÇão do Amadis de Gaula. Porto, 1873.
Williams, G. S. “The Amadis Question.” Revue hispanique, 1909, vol. 21.
Cortes, N. A. “Montalvo, el del Amadis.” Revue hispanique, 1933, vol. 45.
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Hasta 823 copias de la doncella Teodor, el texto fuente para la comedia de Lope, fueron enviadas a la ciudad de Mexico alrededor de 1540 junto a obras tan populares como Amadis de Gaula y La Celestina (98).
For Michel Bideaux, Amadis de Gaule is first and foremost a translation of Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo's Amadis de Gaula (1508).
She illuminates this discussion of self and other with her reexamination of the Spanish prohibition on exporting such chivalric fictions as Amadis de Gaula to Spain's American colonies for fear that the Indians might "extrapolate from those narrated untruths to the Bible and other sacred writings" (15).
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When Bernal Diaz del Castillo and his colonizers saw the city of Tenochtitlan in Mexico and thought they were witnessing the `enchanted things' described in the Spanish romance Amadis de Gaula, they were engaging in a process of analogy between fictional chivalry and real life which has been part of the western European imagination, Goodman argues, since the fourteenth century.
Para la autora, la mencion del Amadis de Gaula como el libro de conjuros que lee el pretendido mago, tiene objeto burlesco, ya que "como sabemos [el Amadis] se encuentra entre los generos mas populares del momento, que se presentan como prototipo de la literatura de engano, y por medio del cual, el mago efectua igualmente los suyos" (75).
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