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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; 1547-1616 Center of Cervantes’ World Esquivias Madrid Alcalá de Henares.

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2 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra;

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4 Center of Cervantes’ World Esquivias Madrid Alcalá de Henares

5 Cervantes’ Axis Esquivias / Madrid / Alcalá de Henares / Algiers / Rome / Lepanto Argelia / Roma

6 Batalla de Lepanto

7 Battle of Lepanto Lepanto: naval battle (Gulf of Lepanto / Gulf of Corinth) October 7, 1571 Ottoman fleet vs. Holy League fleet Holy League = Spain, Venice, Genoa, and Papal States Holy League won decisively (captured 100 galleys, freed thousands of Christian slaves. First major victory of the Christians against the Ottoman Empire (psychological) Ottomans retained supremacy on land and quickly renewed their fleet (strategic) Cervantes = el manco de Lepanto: lost his left hand “for the greater glory of his right hand”

8 Major Works Don Quixote, Part I – 1605 Don Quixote, Part II – 1615 Novelas ejemplares – 1613

9 Don Quixote freeing galley slaves, Part I William Hogarth 1738 Don Quixote For J & R Tonson ed. London (rejected)


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