The motives of Travels and Adventures of Castilian hidalgo Pero Tafur
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The motives of Travels and Adventures of Castilian hidalgo Pero Tafur
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The article describes the activities of the Spanish knight Pero Tafur (1410?-1484?) and the main motives of his voyage, which was made through Mediterranean and German lands between 1436 and 1439. The basic motive of Tafur’s travel was a knight’s necessity to make a heroic deed and to show courage. He wrote about his brave actions that highlighted his hidalgo’s image. Noticeably, Pero Tafur had written his diaries after 15 years of his real travel. Probably, he sought to prove his nobility, when overgrown hidalgo clans had been pressed and persecuted by king’s authorities after the end of Reconquista and decreasing of hidalgo military functions. Therefore Tafur has carefully chosen the information which characterized him as a typical hidalgo. Thereby, motives of the travel considerably differed from those that inspired him to write the travel diaries after 15 years delay.
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Pero Tafur, anthropology of travel, motives, space, chivalry, hidalgo
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15.07.2013
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15.10.2013
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