Leonor López de Córdoba

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Author

Leonor López de Córdoba

Location

Castile

Dates

1363-1430

Biography

She wrote what is considered the first autobiography in Castilian, named Memorias by one of its editors, after being banished from the Castilian Court where she was an advisor and confidant of Queen Catalina of Castile, wife of King Henry III. The original manuscript of Memorias, formerly at the convent of San Pablo at Cordova, is lost. The text has been transcribed and published from eighteenth Century copies, one of which is now at the Biblioteca Capitular y Colombina at Seville. It is a short narrative of around nine pages, cast as a notarial document.

Works

Memorias

Languages

Catillian

Genres

Autobiography

Editions and Translations

Introducción y edición crítica: Vida y tragedias de Leonor López de Córdoba: Memorias.[http://www.ub.edu/duoda/bvid/text.php?doc=Duoda:text:2011.02.0001]; Reynaldo Ayerbe-Chaux, "Las Memorias de doña Leonor López de Córdoba," Journal of Hispanic Philology 2 (1977): 11-33; y Leonor López de Còrdoba. Memorie, text, intro., notes and Italian trans. Lia Vozzo Mendia, Turín, Pratiche Editrice, 1992, 44-67,

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