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University of Tennessee – Knoxville

1. Gottardi, Sara A. Going Gothic: Spanish Unity and Blame in The Legend of Rodrigo and Florinda.

Degree: 2014, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

The Legend of Rodrigo and Florinda is used to explain the causes for the successful Muslim invasion of Spain. My dissertation discusses six medieval versions of this legend, three Muslim and three Christian. I trace variations in blame to identify the different strata of society that are described as the corrosive catalysts for the Visigoths' divine punishment. I also analyze each source's presentation of the Visigothic prior to the invasion and examine how they assess the fracture of Spain into smaller kingdoms after the invasion. Identifying the Muslim invasion as a form of divine chastisement inherently includes the idea that once the Christians return to orthodoxy, control of Hispania will be returned to them. This implied rhetoric plays an important but neglected role in the centuries long appeal for Spanish unity and a return to the integral kingdom of the Visigoths.

Subjects/Keywords: Legend of Rodrigo and Florinda; Visigothic Spain; rhetoric of unity and blame; Reconquest; Hispania; divine judgment; European History; Islamic World and Near East History; Medieval History; Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion; Spanish Literature

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APA (6th Edition):

Gottardi, S. A. (2014). Going Gothic: Spanish Unity and Blame in The Legend of Rodrigo and Florinda. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Retrieved from https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_graddiss/3132

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Gottardi, Sara A. “Going Gothic: Spanish Unity and Blame in The Legend of Rodrigo and Florinda.” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Accessed October 18, 2019. https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_graddiss/3132.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Gottardi, Sara A. “Going Gothic: Spanish Unity and Blame in The Legend of Rodrigo and Florinda.” 2014. Web. 18 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Gottardi SA. Going Gothic: Spanish Unity and Blame in The Legend of Rodrigo and Florinda. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Tennessee – Knoxville; 2014. [cited 2019 Oct 18]. Available from: https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_graddiss/3132.

Council of Science Editors:

Gottardi SA. Going Gothic: Spanish Unity and Blame in The Legend of Rodrigo and Florinda. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Tennessee – Knoxville; 2014. Available from: https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_graddiss/3132

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