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Don Quixote Lecture

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Don Quixote Lecture 19:59 Early modern spain Don Quixote published in spain,  It was apowerful empire Religious violence: counter-reformation and inquisition o Violence on protestant reformers  o Inquisition: kicked out moors, jews, and muslims that countrolled southern  states o Spain forced  Catholicism on people, they tortured and killed muslims and  jews Social and economic instability for most people o Wealth concentrated at the top of the hierarchy, most other people  suffered and were impoverished.  El Escorial Huge castle Shows the top got the benefits Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Born into impoverished family Fled to Italy in 1564 to escape punishment for brawl Joined Spanish army abroad o Shattered his left hand, and couldn’t use it Returned to Spain in 1580’s, worked for government, remained in debt Wrote don Quixote in 1605, received no royalties o The government was always late on paying him
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o Thrown in jail for his debt o Wrote a second part to don Quixote, but a pirated version was sold before  he could publish it, and he never made any money Art in this period Reflected increasing sense of struggle, and disorder
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