“Foundations” concentrates on the years in which Spanish fiction begins absorbing new ideas, dialogue with foreign titles, and understanding the uses of new measuring instruments as they arrived in the Iberian Peninsula. Its first part, “Science (and) fiction: Elements for a new mechanics,” examines a number of texts by Miguel de Cervantes (1547–1616), Luis de Góngora (1561–1627), Lope de Vega, Alonso Jerónimo de Salas Barbadillo (1561–1635), and Tirso de Molina (1579–1648). It highlights the different tensions that arise from a personal and from an institutional point of view when these writers—some of them members of the church and educated under a Ptolemaic vision of the cosmos—incorporate new ideas coming from the writings of Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, and Nicolaus Copernicus, among others.
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