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Paul’s Pick: The Politics of Renouncing Zaragoza in Don Quijote

Every month, Paul Chase in the Penn Press Journals department invites our blog readers to download a complimentary article from one of our many scholarly journals.

Magic Ritual and WitchcraftPaul's pick for November is "The Politics of Renouncing Zaragoza in Don Quijote 2.59: Cervantine Irony Framed by Plato, Aristotle, Pedro Simón Abril, and Juan de Mariana" by Eric C. Graf. In the article, which apears in  in Winter 2013 issue of Revista Hispánica Moderna, Graf argues that Cervantes envisioned the annual jousts in the city of Zaragoza as a means of alluding to the political unrest in Aragon that had plagued Philip II’s reign during the last two decades of the sixteenth century.

Click here to download this free article and learn more about the Revista Hispánica Moderna.

Check the Penn Press Log in December for Paul's next pick.