« Caudillos, caciques » et dictateurs dans le roman hispano-américain.
Paul Verdevoye, Paris, Sorbonne, 1978, pp. 541, 24 x 16,5 cm, €.65,00.

Funded by the CNRS as well as the University of Paris-III, this collective work, produced under the direction of Paul Verdevoye, is devoted to the study of the three aforementioned themes in the highly politicized Latin-American novel. Its penetrating analysis, the diversity of its critical approaches (definition of theoretical, social, thematic and lexical structures), stimulate a re-vision of the South-American Novel.


Dictionnaire des noms des personnages du Don Quichotte de Cervantes suivi d'une analyse structurale et linguistique.
D. Reyre, U. Paris-III. Paris, Sorbonne, 1980, pp. 231, 25 x 16,5 cm. €.24,00.

Reyre's highly structured study unveils those mysteries and symbols which make of onomastics the privileged expression of the writer. Indeed, it constitutes a major contribution towards an informed and enlightened reading of Cervantes' masterpiece.


Diego de Torres Villarroel, Masques et miroirs.
Guy Mercadier, Université de Provence, Paris, Sorbonne, 1981, pp. 448, 25 x 16,5 cm. €.56,00.

Mercadier's study examining the works of the philosopher, man of letters, clergyman and pamphleteer of the Eighteenth Century, Torres Villarroel, offers a penetrating analysis of the author via the masks of folly and the burlesque. Legatee of the Weltanschauung of the Renaissance and the Golden Age, Torres Villarroel finds himself at the watershed between the old system and the new ideas of the Age of Enlightenment of which he reflects both the exuberance and contradictions.


Humanisme et Religion chez Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. La femme et la culture au XVlle siècle.
M.-C. Bénassy-Berling, U. Paris-III, Paris, Sorbonne, 1982, pp. 510, 25 x 16,5 cm. €.62,00.

Bénassy-Berling's work describes and analyses the historical situation of a woman born around 1650 in the kingdom of New Spain. An in-depth and indeed definitive study of a remarkable personality which affords us an insight, from the feminine point of view, into the historical, social and literary conditions pertaining to a symbiotic mentality in which the humanism and religion of the Mexican capital of the Seventeenth Century are inextricably linked.


Les Letrados juristes castillans sous Philippe III. Recherches sur leur place dans la société, la culture et l'État.
J.-M. Pelorson, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, 1980, pp. 550, 24 x 15,5 cm. €.59,00.

In this penetrating study the erudition of the historian emulates that of the literary hispanist. A thorough and brilliant reconstitution of a hithertho unidentified class : the lettered jurists who played such a significant role in the political, social and cultural evolution of Seventeenth-Century Spain. Published with the aid of the University of Poitiers, the findings of this study are of paramount importance to our understanding of the history of ideas and letters in the Golden Age.


Le Mouvement des idées en Suède à l'âge du bergsonisme.
Jean-François Battail, Université Paris-IV and University of Linchöping, Paris, Minard, 1979, pp. 416,
2I,5 x 13,5 cm. €.57,00.

This magistral work, acclaimed by the Swedish Royal Academy, has in itself made history in the study of the philosophy and history of ideas in Northern Europe. It offers a penetrating study of Bergson's philosophical ideas, coupled with the historian's incisive analysis of the Scandinavian culture and mentality. For many years Professor Battail held the chair of French Literature and Philosophy at the University of Uppsala.


Les Problèmes de l'exclusion en Espagne au XVle et au XVlle siècles.
Augustin Redondo, ed., Sorbonne, Paris, Sorbonne, 1983, pp. 288, 24 x 16 cm. €.29,00.

Proceedings of the International Colloquium held at the Sorbonne in September of 1980, edited by A. Redondo. The outcome of a collective study of the various aspects of exclusion, whether political, religious or social, in the heterogeneous society of the Golden Age (social outcasts, Gipsies, beggars, marranos, moors, New Christians, etc.). The novelty of this work lies in the multidisciplinary approach adopted in studying the literature and social history of the period.


Les Turcs dans la littérature espagnole du Siècle d'Or. Recherches sur l'évolution d'un thème littéraire.
Albert Mas, Université de Bourgogne, Paris, Sorbonne, 1967, 2 vols., pp. 565 et 524, 25 x 16,5 cm.
Two volumes: €.82,00.

A classic in its own right, Albert Mas' magistral œuvre has given new vigour to a subject whose significance has increased over the years. Published with the aid of the CNRS, the latest edition of these two volumes finds its place in the annals of contemporary humanistic scholarship.


Visages de la folie (1500 -1650), domaine hispano-italien.
A. Redondo and A. Rochon, eds., Paris, Sorbonne, 1981, pp. 176, 24 x 16 cm. €.24,00.

Proceedings of the International Colloquium held at the Sorbonne in September of 1980. A collective contribution which paints a disquieting picture of those faces which haunted the collective imagination of the Italian creators of the Renaissance, as well as the major authors of the Spanish Golden Age.