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Thacker, Shelby 1956-

Overview
Works: 6 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 999 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Translator, Author
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Most widely held works by Shelby Thacker
Chronicle of Alfonso X by Fernán Sánchez de Valladolid( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alfonso X died before his own life could be written. His was a reign fraught with political intrigue and double crosses, almost constant war and equally constant diplomacy, royal largesse and economic instability - all of which led to open revolt and efforts by Alfonso's own son to depose the king." "It would be another sixty-some years before King Alfonso XI would commission Fernan Sanchez de Valladolid to write Cronica de Alfonso X to memorialize his great-grandfather."--Jacket
The three secular plays of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz by Guillermo Schmidhuber de la Mora( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1648-1695) wrote poetry, prose, and plays and is considered the greatest of Mexican women writers." "Traditionally, scholars have attributed only one complete play to Sor Juana, but in 1989 Guillermo Schmidhuber discovered a lost play, The Second Celestina, which he proved conclusively to be Sor Juana's earliest comedia, co-authored with Agustin Salazar y Torres. His critical study is the first dedicated exclusively to the secular plays and the first to confirm Sor Juana's authorship of three dramatic pieces. Combining literary history and criticism, Schmidhuber explores the life and originality of Sor Juana's dramas and helps elucidate her enigmatic genius." "Though Sor Juana's work as a poet and intellectual has received increasing attention in the last decade, writing about her has rarely taken into account her role as dramatist. Guillermo Schmidhuber helps correct this critical imbalance by examining Sor Juana's plays in light of dramatic theory. He finds elements of both mannerist and baroque theatre in her work, sometimes both within the same play."--Jacket
British travellers in Mallorca in the nineteenth century : an anthology of texts( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of Alfonso X by Alfonso( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The regenerationist essay in Spain, 1890-1901 by Shelby Thacker( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of Alfonso X by Shelby Thacker( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alfonso X (1221--1284) reigned as king of Castile and León from 1252 until his death. Known to history as El Sabio, the Wise, or the Learned, his appreciation for science and the arts led him to sponsor a number of books on the history of Spain since its Roman settlement. Among them were the Cantigas de Santa Maria, a collection of over four hundred poems exalting his favorite patron saint, Mary, and chronicles of all the kings of Castile and León, Navarre, Aragón, and Portugal.Alfonso X died before his own life could be written. His was a reign fraught with political intrigue and double cros
 
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The three secular plays of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
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The three secular plays of Sor Juana Inés de la CruzBritish travellers in Mallorca in the nineteenth century : an anthology of textsChronicle of Alfonso X
Alternative Names
Thacker, Shelby

Languages
English (19)