Summary of Arcipreste de Hita |El libro del Buen Amor

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The video tells the story of a man named Pedro Fernández who was a arcipreste, or religious leader, in the 13th century. He wrote a book called "El Libro del Buen Amor" which is believed to be autobiographical. The video goes on to narrate some of the events in the book, including the arcipreste's love affairs with various women.

  • 00:00:00 Arcipreste de Hita (1253-1312) was a provocator and devout and pious talent irrepetible in Spanish literature. He wrote about his life in a book called "El Libro del Buen Amor" which is presumed to be autobiographical. The critical consensus is that it is a real book. Juan Ruiz, the author's name, corresponds to a real arcipreste who served in Itá during that time. The studys point to Henares, near Madrid, as his birthplace, but Jaén, Andalusia, as his place of formation. He became a cleric in either Alcalá de Henares or Toledo. Over the course of his life, he would become the archipreste of Hita. The book is made up of 1700 stanzas predominately in quatrains, but also employs 16-line verses in couplets. It is broken into four parts: the prologue in prose, the main body in verse, a conclusion in prose, and an appendix of sources. The love story of the arcipreste and a woman named Beltrán is the main focus of the book. However, it also contains many examples from classical mythology, poems
  • 00:05:00 In Arcipreste de Hita, a betrayed friend ferran entices the protagonist, doña vemos, with a bakery job and eventually tries to steal her away. The poems that mark the center of the work are dialogues the protagonist has with Don Amor, who first scolds and then receives a series of advice from him in the style of the Ars Amandi of Ovid. Doña Vemos's wisdom leads her to new conquests as the old woman's confidante and facilitator of her relationships with Don Antón and Doña Endrina, with whom she eventually marries. The alegorical figure of Don Melón then appears and the protagonist enters into a series of carnal adventures, highlighted by several with the serranas in the Sierra del Guadarrama. Upon returning from these adventures, the alegorical struggle between Don Carnal and Doña Cuaresma ensues, with Don Carnal eventually prevailing. The protagonist then embarks on new conquests with trotaconventos, all of which are unsuccessful. Among these are a love affair with a widow and a nun, both of which are highlighted in a series of love poems. One of the poet's final goals was to write a work that
  • 00:10:00 This video features a Spanish-language narration of a story about a man named Pedro Fernández, who occupied a particular position in society at a particular time. Juan Ruiz, who wrote about love in the Middle Ages, is still appreciated and enjoyed 700 years later. There are many videos on the channel for you to watch if you want to keep learning, and if you liked our video, please share it on social media.

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