||Snow 1977, no. 113: "Still useful are the sections on the international character of medieval minstrelsy (pp. 50-74) and the portrayal of the poetic activity at Alfonso's court (pp. 186-259), in which Alfonso is seen as both patron and practitioner of the poetic arts. CSM 172 and 194 and CV 64, 68, and 70 are cited as elements in the portrayal of this court activity. Illustrations from CSM 1, 76, 93, 120, 136, and 194 actually depict it. The games and poetic repartee of society, at several levels, bring to life the ambience in which Alfonso created his own enduring monument."