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Englishing The Lusiad. Richard Fanshawe?s translation of Os Lusíadas and its relation with the contemporary English political context

Sousa Garcia, Tiago (2016) Englishing The Lusiad. Richard Fanshawe?s translation of Os Lusíadas and its relation with the contemporary English political context. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent, Universidade do Porto. (KAR id:64711)

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Abstract

Os Lusíadas, by the Portuguese poet Luís de Camões, was first translated into English at a

translated by Sir Richard Fanshawe (1608-1666), a loyal royalist and courtier of Charles I, The

first major literary exchange between Portugal and England. In addition to its foundational role in

allegiances of its translator raise the possibility that, in its first iteration in English, Camões's epic

extent and in what way the Portuguese epic was shaped by the British political environment of the

Camões's epic as an object of translation and how that choice changed his life in the aftermath of

It performs a close reading of the translation and its accompanying paratexts in relation to the

refashioned to address the specific problems Britain faced in the mid-seventeenth century.

Englishing The Lusiad argues that Richard Fanshawe performed a specific kind of

towards the events of the English Civil Wars and the Interregnum.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Klein, Bernhard
Thesis advisor: Santos, Zulmira
Uncontrolled keywords: Fanshawe; Translation; Lusiad; Lusíadas; Seventeenth-Century; Royalism; Interregnum; Early-Modern; Epic
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of English
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2017 11:10 UTC
Last Modified: 20 May 2021 13:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64711 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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