Document Type

Article

Date Information

2017

Publication Date

2017

Department

World Languages and Literature

Abstract

During Henry IV of Castile’s rule, official chronicles and literary pamphlets mount a concerted attack on his authority based on his affinities with non-Christian Others. His promotion of “conversos” and Muslisms in the Court was seen as an inversion of the social order that his enemies codified through explicit allusions to the king’s “inverted” sexuality. Through a devastating discursive attack, Isabella’s ascension to the throne was paved, and the subsequent re-imagination of a Spain intolerant of the non-Christian Other.

Source

eHumanista: Journal of Iberian Studies, Volume 36

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