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Initial credits
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Introduction by Eric C. Graf
William Shakespeare and his reading of Miguel de Cervantes
Thomas Hobbes as the first serious reader of Miguel de Cervantes
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Miguel de Cervantes' interest in liberty and personal freedom
Spain as the world superpower and the anxiety of Spanish intellectuals regarding imperialism
Miguel de Cervantes: a war hero
The Battle of Lepanto
Quote, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, Miguel de Cervantes (1605)
Return to Spain and the use of Miguel de Cervantes' use of satire
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Difference between the Spanish and the English context
Divine wind and the Spanish defeat
Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland and her marriage proposals
Spain as a threat and a friend with England
The reign of Elizabeth I and the anxiety of the heir-less throne
William Shakespeare: His critic of absolute monarchic power and its influence on the individual
Anxiety of William Shakespeare about power, authority and religion
Concerns about religious freedom and a possible Catholic monarch
Concern about civil war and the protestant Catholic struggle
Quote, The history of Henry IV: part 2, William Shakespeare (1597)
Taking over the Holy Land and civil unrest
Is that been interpreted within the context of the late rapprochement between Spain and England?
Religious violence
Common view of Miguel de Cervantes regarding political power and his contribution of literature
Difference between the Spanish and English context
Standard view of the Habsburg dynasty
The Renaissance as the rebirth of classical learning and the conceiving of democracy
Nostalgia of Don Quixote and the political ideal of the Kingdom of Aragon
Invasion of Philip II of the Kingdom of Aragon
Oath of the King as the executive power
Philip II and Zaragoza: Political connotations in Don Quixote
Sir John Falstaff
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Censorship and subversion
Context of State in the works of William Shakespeare
Absolutism under Henry VIII
Richard II, the play
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Freedom and liberty
Slavery as a counterpoint to freedom and liberty
Quote, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain (1885)
Slavery as a major theme in part one of  El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha
El Reino de Micomicón
International slave trade and its determination by pigmentation
Mark Twain as the best reader of Cervantes
Treatment of the native population
Seriousness in comic characters
Quote, The Tempest, William Shakespeare (1610)
Flexibility in Miguel de Cervantes' work
Comparing writing fiction and writing for theater
Inventing the novel
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How would you relate Shakespeare to liberty, justice and truth?
Questions of kinship
Quotes King Lear, William Shakespeare (1603)
Quotes Macbeth, William Shakespeare (1599)
Civil society
Social world described in the comedies of William Shakespeare
Quotes Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, Harold Bloom (1998)
Renaissance as the time of the rise of the individual
Quote, The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer (1483)
Was William Shakespeare a closeted catholic?
Quotes  Will of the World: How Shakespeare became  Shakespeare, Stephen Greenbalt (2005)
Miguel de Cervantes as a converted Jewish
Long tradition of associating humor and Jewish immigration
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Final words
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Final credits




Shakespeare and Cervantes on Economics and Liberty

09 de octubre de 2014   | Vistas: 3 |  

What does Cervantes and Shakespeare have to say regarding economics and liberty? Can we decipher on their words alone their perspective in these major issues that still are unresolved centuries later? Eric Graf and Sara Skwire reveal the similarities between these two great thinkers beyond the linguistic and cultural differences that lie on opposite shores of the English Channel. The two professors encounter strange similarities and bifurcations between their works. But behind every great man's life is the political, economical and social movements of his time that define him and his words.

Profesor de literatura de la Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Se doctoró en Literatura Española en la Universidad de Virginia (1997). Ha…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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