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Author: Davis, Jr, William Richard
Title: The Role of the Virgin in the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Date: 1969
Publication details: unpubl. diss., Univ. of Kentucky, 1969. 177 pp. An abstract appears in Dissertation Abstracts International 31 (1970-1971), 383A.
Snow ID: 329
Commentary: Snow 1977: "D. offers a classification scheme for the almost 360 miracle narrations of the CSM, with fifteen divisions (representing roles of the Virgin) such as "Compassion", "Benevolence", "Teacher", "Adviser", and "Provider". Problems arise in this scheme since so many of the roles overlap significantly. Perhaps it is this that leads D. to conclude - not too surprisingly - that Mary in thirteenth-century Iberia was seen as a very human and three dimensional figure. For another attempt at classification, see Montoya Martínez (1974)."
Associated Poems: 6185
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