Tractado De La Caualleria De La Gineta

Hernán Chacón

Tractado De La Caualleria De La Gineta
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Hernán Chacón

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102 pages | 5 illustrations | 8 x 5-3/5
Paper $31.95 ISBN: 9780859895422 Published January 1999 For sale in North and South America only
Originally published in 1551, Hernán Chacón's Tractado de la Cauallería de la Gineta reflects an era of radical changes in the chivalresque-military world of renaissance Spain. The text deals with cavalry riding techniques as a means of military strategy and as a peacetime occupation.
This new paperback volume in the Exeter Hispanic Texts series provides a text in the original Spanish, edited and introduced in Spanish by Noel Fallows. It will be of interest to a scholarly readership, particularly students of medieval Spanish, military tactics and equestrian history.
“A reliable and thoroughly professional edition.” –MLR, 96(2), 2001
Sixteenth Century Journal

“Fortunately Professor Fallows annotates copiously Chacón’s condensed and specialized exposition throughout the Tractado, often citing parallel explications from more expansive authors.  The edition preserves Chacón’s original orthography, with modernized punctuation, case, and word-separation, resolving all abbreviations and correcting some obvious typographical errors.  The detailed notes and lengthy bibliography comprise a very comprehensive guide to relevant scholarship on all the historical topics related to the Tractado, making Fallows’ edition useful not simply to specialists in military practices, but to any student of aristocratic culture in the Spanish Renaissance.” –Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol. XXXIII, No. 2, Summer 2002-09-11

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