Son of the Alhambra Don Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, 1504-1575. by Erika Spivakovsky

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Published by University of Texas Press in Austin .

Written in English

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  • Hurtado de Mendoza, Diego, 1503-1575

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [417]-430.

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LC ClassificationsDP175.H8 S65
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 450 p.
Number of Pages450
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Open LibraryOL4768300M
LC Control Number78138633

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Son of the Alhambra Erika Spivakovsky (–) became interested in Mendoza while researching a book on the expulsion in of the Jews from Spain. Under the auspices of the Radcliffe Institute she traveled extensively in Spain and Italy, visiting places connected with Mendoza's life and gathering material from local archives.

Irving stayed at the Alhambra for three months in and jotted down notes concerning its history and legends. Early in his visit, Irving was accosted by Mateo Ximenes, a credulous and indigent "son of the Alhambra" who soon proves a worthy and endearing companion, a guide to secret chambers, and a conveyor of whimsical traditions/5(8).

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