The Life of Pascual de Gayangos 1809–1897

Cristina Álvarez Millán and Claudia Heide

in Pascual de Gayangos

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780748635474
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653140 | DOI:
The Life of Pascual de Gayangos 1809–1897

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The life of Pascual de Gayangos has been retold many times, however, it is only now that there is a deeper understanding of his personality and achievements. To date, the most extensive biography of Gayangos is the unfinished study of his disciple Pedro Roca published in a series of articles between 1897 and 1899. Although there are several of his works and letters that have been published since then, Gayangos's definitive biography remains to be written. However, to aim for a comprehensive picture of his life would result to a lengthy tome. Furthermore, no scholar easily resists the temptation to include fragments of his letters from and to Gayangos. This chapter hence aims to provide a general overview of his biographical trajectory as a context for a broader of some aspects of his personality, activities and historical background. While trying to maintain a chronological narrative, the chapter also aims to reconsiders some questionable but deep-rooted ideas about Gayangos in light of recently unearthed sources.

Keywords: Pascual de Gayangos; biography of Gayangos; ideas about Gayangos; Gayangos

Chapter.  10311 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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