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Last database update of 2019

The year 2019 is coming to an end and I have managed to update the bibliographic database Bibliografía celestinesca on time, before 2020 starts, with the latest articles published on the topic of Celestina. That means almost 50 entries for 2019! Celestinesque scholarship is far from being dead.

My new year’s resolution regarding the database is completing the records until 2000, that means, entering the missing entries from Snow’s An Annotated Bibliography of World Interest (1930-1985) and Celestinesca’s bibliographic supplements. That’s more than one thousand entries! But, after having entered more than 2350 records, that’s nothing.

This new year 2020, I will also try to finally coordinate the bibliographic database and the bibliographic supplements of Celestinesca: there are currently about 100 records (only!) in the database that are not in the printed version. This tends to change over the year, but it seems doable.

For a new year 2020 full of interesting celestinesque scholarship! (But not too full or I will not be able to keep to my new year resolutions).

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Paper on Celestina at the I Congreso internacional sobre libro medieval y moderno

The I Congreso Internacional sobre libro medieval y moderno is taking place in Zaragoza from the 10th to the 12th of September 2014. According to the official programme of the event, at 10:55 on Friday the 12th, the independent researcher  Remedios Prieto de la Iglesia will be giving a paper on a celestinesque topic, with the title “Constricciones y libertades ortográficas de los impresores en cuatro ediciones tempranas de La Celestina: Toledo 1500, Burgos 1499-1502 (?), Zaragoza 1507 y Valencia 1514″.

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Work in progress: Bibliographical database on Celestina

It has been long since my last post and, since summer is a time for personal projects, I would like to comment on a current ongoing project of great interest for “celestinistas”: a searchable on-line database of celestinesque bibliography.

Database frontpage.

Database frontpage.

Unlike the bibliographies of Lilian von der Walde Moheno1and A. Robert Lauer2, HTML-based and conceived as a traditional list of recommended readings, this new project is inspired by on-line library catalogues and aims to serve as an useful research tool, as well as as a digital alternative to and a backup of Joseph T. Snow’s impressive bibliography on the topic3 and Celestinesca‘s “suplementos bibliográficos”. Therefore, on its current stage, the purpose of this project is to create a database record for each bibliographical item in both, Snow’s and Celestinesca‘s bibliographies. This proves a tedious and long work, as there are more than two thousand and only slightly more than ten per cent have been introduced in the database by now, but the amount of records keeps growing and it is very likely that the database will be complete by 2015.

Records 1-5 (from 325) in table view.

Records 1-5 (from 325) in table view.

Records 1-8 (from 325) in list view.

Records 1-8 (from 325) in list view.

After some failed attempts at self-programming of the frontend and much fighting with the otherwise very useful database interface builder Xataface, it was decided to use the web-based customisable bibliographical database RefBase, which covered most of the needs of the project. Not only does it offer an excellent, almost fully customisable search tool, and several results views, but it does also offer the possibility to save and export bibliographical records directly to your computer or bibliographical software. Moreover, it allows users to keep track of the latest bibliographical entries thank to its RSS feed, and to access directly on-line items.

Simple search form.

Simple search form.

At present, this is a one-person project but should you be interested in participating or knowing the public URL, please contact me.


1Walde Moheno, Lilian von der (website), “Bibliografía: La Celestina” <http://www.waldemoheno.net/Medioevo/Cel.html> (25/07/2014).

2Lauer, A. Robert (website), “Bibliografía celestinesca” <http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/L/A-Robert.R.Lauer-1/BibCelestina.html> (25/07/2014).

3Snow, Joseph T. (1985), “Celestina” by Fernando de Rojas: An Annotated Bibliography of World Interest 1930-1985, (Madison: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies).

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