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The Siglo de Oro Begins [electronic resource]: Picaros and Mystics

Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
At the onset of Spain's Golden Age, the genres of pastoral fiction and mystic poetry attained their fullest expression while the picaresque story made its bracing debut. In this program, respected authorities scrutinize the lives and works of those who paved the way for Cervantes, Vega, and Gongora. Dramatic readings include excerpts from the anonymously written Lazarillo de Tormes, Mateo Aleman's Guzman de Alfarache, Jorge Montemayor's Los Siete Libros de la Diana, and poems from Fray Luis de Leon and San Juan de la Cruz.
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48 min.
In Spanish
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Picaros and mystics
The Glories of Spanish Literature
Glories of Spanish literature
  • Garcilaso: Ballads of the Troubadours (1:43)
  • Boscan: Meter and Castilian Verse (2:03)
  • Garcilaso: Platonic Sonnets (2:32)
  • Sonnets: Beauty and Love (2:48)
  • Humanist Movement in Spain (2:17)
  • Intellectual Themes (1:46)
  • Scientific Books (2:24)
  • Social Satire (2:09)
  • Signature of the Inquisition (2:02)
  • Picaresque Novel (2:00)
  • "La Vida de Lazarillo de Tormes." (4:33)
  • Characters Based on Tradition (4:34)
  • "La Diana" (2:10)
  • Spanish Renaissance (4:29)
  • Santa Teresa de Jesus (4:20)
  • San Juan de la Cruz (2:14)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2002.
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  • 30144s Films Media Group
  • 30148 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (48 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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