Iberian Gower.

Pascual-Argente, Clara.

Iberian Gower.

Pascual-Argente, Clara. "Iberian Gower." In Ana Sáez-Hidalgo, Brian Gastle, and R. F. Yeager, eds. The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower (Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2017), pp. 210-221.

Surviving in one manuscript apiece, the Castilian CA is based on the Portuguese translation once thought to be lost, but rediscovered in the 1990s (210). Portuguese translator Robert Payn belonged to Queen Philippa of Lancaster's entourage, suggesting she commissioned the work (212-14). Iberian readers may have valued the CA as a mirror for princes (used as a source by Philippa's son King Duarte), a redaction of ancient lore, and a trove of sentimental romance, which may have influenced the earliest Iberian examples of the genre (214-17). [LBB. Copyright. The John Gower Society. eJGN 37.2.]


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