The Art of Dancing in Seventeenth-Century Spain: Juan de Esquivel Navarro and His World


"The only known published book on dancing that dates from the seventeenth century in Spain appeared in Seville in 1642: Juan de Esquivel Navarro's treatise titled Discursos sobre el arte del danzado. This text is a valuable source of study for the distinctive features that mark Spanish texts, culture, and history. The Art of Dancing in Seventeenth-Century Spain includes a transcription of the Spanish text, a translation of that text into English, and extensive commentary that contextualizes the dancing in light of European, particularly Spanish, dance, society, culture, and history." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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