Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

Get access

 Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda. Historia septentrional
(3,040 words)

‘The trials of Persiles and Sigismunda. A northern tale’

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Date: 1616

Original Language: Spanish


Cervantes’s final work was completed literally on his deathbed, with the dedication being composed after he had received extreme unction. His widow published Persiles y Sigismunda the following year. It is an adventure romance, for which the author’s self-avowed model was Heliodorus’s Aethiopica (also known as Theagenes and Chariclea). The titular prota…

Cite this page
Childers, William P., “ Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda. Historia septentrional”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <>

▲   Back to top   ▲