the Marqués de Santillana Íñigo López de Mendoza Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Borgia, Carl Ralph. “Notes on Dante in the Spanish Allegorical Poetry of Imperial, Santillana, and Mena.” Hispanofila 81 (May 1984): 1-10.

Attempts to use the works of Dante as a departure for finding meaning in the allegorical works of Santillana as well as Francisco Imperial and Juan de Mena.

Chaffee, Diane. “Ekphrasis in Juan de Mena and the Marqués de Santillana.” Romance Philology 35, no. 4 (May 1982): 609-16.

Analyzes a work by Santillana in an effort to establish a definition of ekphrasis in relation to his poetry.

Duffell, Martin J. “The Metre of Santillana's Sonnets.” Medium Aevum 56, no. 2 (1987): 276-303.

Examines the various disagreements among scholars regarding the metrics of Santillana's sonnets and aims to reevaluate the hendecasyllables by examining the range of possible models, carefully scrutinizing the surviving manuscripts and providing quantified comparisons of the structure of Santillana's hendecasyllables to those of Dante, Petrach, and Garcilaso.

Fucilla, Joseph G. “Santillana's ‘Villancico’ and a Boccaccio Sonnet.” Modern Language Notes 66, no. 3 (March 1951): 167-68.

Provides a side-by-side comparison of the themes found in sonnets by Boccaccio and Santillana, and suggests that Santillana may have owned a Boccacio manuscript.

Hartmann, Sieglinde. “The Impact of Topography on Mountain Pastorals: Oswald von Wolkenstein (ca 1376/77-1445) and the Marqués de Santillana (1398-1458).” Jarbuch der Oswald von Wolkenstein Gesellschaft 11 (1999): 181-210.

Compares the impact of topography on the mountain pastorals of Oswald von Wolkenstein and the Marqués de Santillana.

Reichenberger, Arnold G. “The Marqués de Santillana and the Classical Tradition.” Ibero-Romania 1, no. 1 (February 1969): 5-34.

Assesses Santillana's role as a poet and active promoter of humanistic studies in Castile.

Swan, A. M. Gronow, and J. M. Aguirre. “Santillana's Serranillas: A Poetic Genre of Their Own.” Neophilologus 63, no. 4 (October 1979): 530-42.

Discusses Santillana's serranillas as being in a genre of their own in context of two types of love lyrics found in fifteenth-century Castile.

Additional coverage of Santillana's life and career is contained in the following sources published by Thomson Gale: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 286; and Literature Resource Center.