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|CSM Number : 158|
|Short name:||The Knight who was Freed by the Virgin and led to Rocamadour||Alternative:||Knight is freed from captivity (Rocamadour)|
|Incipit:||De muitas guisas los presos|
|Refrain:||De muitas guisas los presos/ solta a mui groriosa/ santa e Virgen Maria/ tant’ é con Deus poderosa.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||unspecified (mention of Rocamadour)||Protagonist(s):||a captive knight|
A knight was captured, bound in chains, and held for ransom in prison.
The knight’s lord failed to redeem him, so the knight prayed to the Virgin to release him.
The Virgin appeared to the knight and broke his bonds.
She led him from the prison and no one obstructed him, although many people saw him leave.
The Virgin told the knight to go to Rocamadour, which he did, although his captors pursued him.
The knight hung the chains at Rocamadour and told the monks of the miracle.
|Stanza:||23' 23' 15' 15'||Refrain:||15' 15'|
|No. of Stanzas:||6|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbaa||Zejel:||Yes|
|apparition, ex-voto, imprisonment, knight, monks, pilgrimage, ransom, shackles|
|Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem|
|Un recull de miracles de Santa Maria, procedent de Ripoll, i les Cantigues d’Alfons el Savi|
Baraut i Obiols, Cebrià
|El libro del peso de los alarifes|
Cómez Ramos, Rafael
|Les Miracles de Notre Dame de Roc Amadour au XIIe siècle. Texte et traduction d’aprés les manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale|
Fournier d’Albe, Edmond
|O Livro dos Milagres da Bem-aventurada Virgem Maria|
|La literatura caballeresca en la obra de Alfonso X|
Montoya Martínez, Jesús