Dadson, Trevor, 1945-2020

by Professor Jeremy Lawrance FBA

03 Nov 2021
14 (pages 75-88)

Trevor Dadson was a leading expert on the literature and history of the Spanish Golden Age. He is distinguished for his editions and studies of Baroque poets, in particular Bocángel and Salinas, and for broader contributions in bibliography, textual criticism, biography, and the history of books and reading, all based on the discovery and analysis of manuscript, early printed, and archival sources. The latter led to his equally influential work on the local history of Moriscos (forced converts to Christianity after the conquest of Muslim al-Andalus in 1492) in La Mancha up to their expulsion from Spain in 1609.

Posted to Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, 20

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