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BYU Studies Quarterly

BYU Studies Quarterly

Authors

M. Carl Gibson

Abstract

In the late eighteenth century, Xavier Lampillas asserted that fourteenth-century Italian poets were influenced by the Spanish Arabic poetic style through the Provençal poets. Lampillas was not the first person to make this assertion, but his argument came at a time when the relative merit of Italian and Spanish was widely debated. Although his ideas were eventually discarded due to a lack of evidence, scholars are now revisiting this theory and are slowly beginning to substantiate it.

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