Saturday, 18 June 2011

Amadis Loyola

According to Charles Williams (reviewing a history of the Jesuits in 1941), ‘it may almost be said that the origin of the Society of Jesus was Amadis de Gaul.’ He stresses the ‘Romantic’ origins of Ignatius Loyola. Since the Amadis is, in effect, a work of Fantasy, I see the connection.

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