Through a rhyming catalogue of Valencian writers included in his «Segunda parte de Orlando» (Second part of Orlando) (1555) and through other verses in the work, Nicolau Espinosa argues in favour of a cultured literary tradition in a new language, Castilian Spanish. Moreover, the intention to identify the patronage of the dukes of Oliva with that of the dukes of Ferrara, through skilful parallels between Ariosto’s «Orlando» and Espinosa’s composition can be clearly seen.

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Published on 31/03/03
Accepted on 31/03/03
Submitted on 31/03/03

Volume 18, Issue 1, 2003
DOI: 10.7203/caplletra.34.4920
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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