Scripta Humanistica is a scholarly series established for the purpose of publishing significant contributions in the area of humanistic studies: literature, linguistics, philosophy, history, and art, as well as creative writing in both prose fiction and poetry.
Scripta Humanistica, now over thirty years old and comprising over 170 volumes, is the sequel to the literary series Studia Humanitatis, which was founded in 1973 and comprises 95 volumes.
Scripta Humanistica #170
by Elias Hasbun, M.D.
This exciting novel offers a fresh look at the spiritual hunger of Peru's youth and he search for their place in society. Talented author/physician Elias Hasbun, M.D., shows with great mastery and originality the inner quest of the military cadets through a physical and spiritual escape. This quest shows a perfect panorama of Peruvian society with a special focus on the role of religious and military powers. With a pessimistic vision of today's society and a literature of contrasts, La Fuga shows a group of young men stepping away from reality and embracing a set of pure spiritual values while traveling through Peru, from urban military and religious schools to rural areas.
Scripta Humanistica #171
Lope de Vega's "El Hamete de Toledo"
Matthew J. Dean (Critical Edition, Notes, and Introduction).
Preface by James A. Parr.
Lope de Vega's El Hamete de Toledo tells the story of a noble pirate from Barbary, who, after being enslaved in Spain, becomes a mass murderer, and then a convert to Catholicism. Besides the exceptional dramatic technique and versification displayed by Lope, this play is remarkable for its unusual protagonist, the juxtaposition of Christian and Muslim practices of piracy in the Mediterranean, and the theme of slavery as experienced on the Iberian Peninsula.
This definitive critical edition presents an extensive introduction, details explanatory notes, contrasts all previous editions, and offers an index of notes for easy reference. The introductory study provides the historical context and background that are necessary to fully appreciate the emotional experience of the characters and of Lope' s contemporary audience and offers an important contribution to scholarly studies of Lope's drama.
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