Romance Studies 2: Hispanic Literatures

Thomas R. Hart

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263952
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734083 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

Romance Studies 2: Hispanic Literatures

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This chapter examines the history and developments in the study of medieval Hispanic literatures in Great Britain during the twentieth century. It explains that the importance of Hispanic studies in British universities increased greatly after the end of the First World War and that by 1925 there were four professorships in Spanish studies. The first chair of Spanish studies in Cambridge was J.B. Trend. Other notable British hispanists include William James Entwistle and Gerald Brenan.

Keywords: Hispanic literature; medieval literature; Great Britain; Hispanic studies; J.B. Trend; William James Entwistle; Gerald Brenan

Chapter.  6848 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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