The Book of the Order of Chivalry / Llibre de l'Ordre de Cavalleria / Libro de la Orden de Caballería

Translated and introduced by
Antonio Cortijo Ocaña | University of California at Santa Barbara
ISBN 9789027240149 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027268037 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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The Book of the Order of Chivalry was written in Catalan by Ramon Llull between 1274 and 1276 and is one of the author’s earliest works. After his death, it achieved a wide dissemination throughout Europe in part because it was considered the theoretical manual on knighthood par excellence. The book was written in Catalan for knights who might not have a knowledge of Latin. Llull devotes his treatise to the definition of the duties of a perfect knight. In addition, he is interested in delving into the religious and moral aspects of chivalry as well as in trying to reform this institution.

This edition is based on the Catalan text from Luanco’s Libro de la Orden de Caballería del B. Raimundo Lulio, which is included here in facsimile format thanks to the generosity of the Reial Acadèmia de Bones Lletres de Barcelona. To this are added new Spanish and contemporary English translations. In addition, this volume includes an edition of Caxton’s 16th century English translation.

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“This new multilingual translation provides, for the first time, both modern English and modern Spanish versions of Llull’s best-known writing, along with the medieval Catalan text and Caxton’s famous Middle English rendering. The detailed introduction to Llull and his work, extensive bibliography, and generous appendices of background material make this edition the most comprehensive presentation available of Llull’s influential text for students and scholars in any discipline.”
“Tanto los medievalistas como los especialistas en la temprana modernidad española y europea, podemos sentirnos muy afortunados. Con esta nueva aportacíon bibliográfica [...] se pone fin a la hasta marcada ausencia de una edicíon plurilingüe del clásico medieval catalán (y europeo).”


Romance linguistics

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DSBB: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval

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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015021228 | Marc record