Madrid: Universidad Alcalá, Instituto Universitario de Investigación Miguel de Cervantes, 2020. First Edition. Hardcover. 1086p., boards, dust jacket. New. Item #73192
The great Cervantes encyclopedia is a complete library summary of a time (16th and 17th centuries) and of a writer (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) that were crucial for learning about the culture and history of Spain and Latin America. It is the result of an ambitious investigation carried out by more than 120 experts who make available to all, as of 2005, the year in which the IV Centenary of the publication of Don Quixote is celebrated, an immense encyclopedic dictionary where it is compiled at a time first everything related to Cervantes and his time. It consists of 25,000 voices that cover the following fields: history, time, culture, thought, literature, literary theory, biography, texts, works, tradition, research, documentation, cinema, television, music, painting, sculpture, philately, numismatics, geography , lexicon, stories, folklore, army, weapons, costumes, gastronomy, characters, names, mythology, and others.