An annotated edition of the first Dutch translation (Antwerp 1550)

Lieve Behiels (), Kathleen V. Kish (), Fernando de Rojas (Author),

Series: Avisos de Flandes - Fuentes 1

Category: History, History 1500-1800

Language: English

ISBN: 9789058674234

Publication date: July 14, 2005

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Number of pages: 413

Size: 250 x 175 x 30 mm

Stock item: 45654

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The first edition of Celestina, the Spanish classic attributed to Fernando de Rojas, appeared in 1499 and was followed by an expanded version in 1502. The work underwent numerous reprintings during the sixteenth century and was soon translated into the most important European languages, including Dutch. As the first European bestseller, Celestina is an excellent example of the cosmopolitan character of Renaissance culture. Recently, Celestina’s international diffusion has become a distinctive branch of research on Spanish literary history. Its early translations – into Italian, German, French, and English – have been available for some time in modern editions. This edition of the sole surviving copy of the first Dutch translation, which is housed in the University of Leiden library, now joins the chain of Celestina’s descendants. The Dutch translation (1550) was reissued three times in Antwerp, the last time in 1616. This volume consists of an introduction; an annotated edition of the 1550 Dutch translation, highlighting the significant differences between the translation and its source; and a glossary to help the modern Dutch reader to enjoy the text.

Table of Contents
Reproduction of 1580 Act I woodcut

Historical background
Spanish printings of Celestina in the Spanish Netherlands
Early Dutch Celestina editions
The question of authorship
Source(s) of the Dutch translation
Originality of the Dutch translation
Linguistic and stylistic features
The role of Celestina in the history of Dutch literature
Editorial criteria and procedures

Celestina. Ende is een Tragicomedie van Calisto ende Melibea
Prologue and other introductory matter
Die eerste gheschiedenisse
Die tweede gheschiedenisse
Die derde gheschiedenisse
Die vierde gheschiedenisse
Die vijfde gheschiedenisse
Die seste gheschiedenisse
Die seuenste gheschiedenisse
Die achste gheschiedenisse
Die negenste gheschiedenisse
Die thienste gheschiedenisse
Die elfste gheschiedenisse
Die twalefste gheschiedenisse
Die derthienste gheschiedenisse
Die veerthienste gheschiedenisse
Die vijfthienste gheschiedenisse
Die sesthienste gheschiedenisse
Die seuenthienste gheschiedenisse
Die achthienste gheschiedenisse
Die negenthienste gheschiedenisse
Die twintichste gheschiedenisse
Die eenentwintichste gheschiedenisse
Beminde Leser

Index of proper names

Fernando de Rojas

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