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Alfonso X and the Cantigas de Santa Maria : a poetic biography

Author: Joseph F O'Callaghan
Publisher: Leiden [Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill, 1998.
Series: Medieval Mediterranean, v. 16.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the Cantigas de Santa Maria, a collection of more than four hundred poems written in the language of medieval Galicia in praise of the Virgin Mary, Alfonso X, el Sabio, king of Castile-Leon, has left us a kind of poetic biography. Declaring himself Mary's troubadour, he appeals to her as his advocate and consoler as he recounts specific events in his life and that of his kingdom. This volume explicates the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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O'Callaghan, Joseph F.
Alfonso X and the Cantigas de Santa Maria.
Leiden [Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill, 1998
(OCoLC)609355630
Named Person: Alfonso, King of Castile and Leon; Alfonso, King of Castile and Leon; Alphonse, roi de Castille et de León; Alphonse, roi de Castille et de León; Alphonse X. (roi de Castille et de León ; 1221-1284).; Alphonse, (roi de Castille et de León ;; Alfons, Kastilien König X.; Alfons <Kastilien, König, X.>; Alfonso, King of Castile and Leon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph F O'Callaghan
ISBN: 9004110232 9789004110236
OCLC Number: 38430419
Description: xviii, 251 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. A Poetic Biography --
2. The Troubadour of Our Lady --
3. Filial Piety and Dynastic History --
4. The Idea of Kingship --
5. The Threat of Islam --
6. The Mudejar Uprising --
7. Crisis and Disillusionment --
8. The Benimerines and The Wars of Granada --
9. The Cycle of El Puerto de Santa Maria --
10. King Alfonso's Last Judgment --
11. The End of King Alfonso's Journey.
Series Title: Medieval Mediterranean, v. 16.
Responsibility: by Joseph F. O'Callaghan.

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The "Cantigas de Santa Maria", is a collection of more than four hundred poems written in the language of medieval Galicia in praise of the Virgin Mary by Alfonso X, el Sabio, king of Castile-Leon.  Read more...

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