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 La Maltea
(844 words)


Hipólito Sans

Date: 1582

Original Language: Castilian


This work is a fully-fledged epic poem built on the model of the classical tradition deriving from Virgil. The text itself is preceded by two sonnets, an epistola addressed to King Philip II of Spain (r. 1556-98) and a prologue addressed to the reader.

In the Prologo al lector, Sans explains that his intention in the work is to recount the glory and heroic deeds of the Knights of St John, who had withstood the fie…

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Cassola, Arnold , “ La Maltea”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>

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