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CSM Number : 37
Short name: The Amputated Foot Alternative: Foot Cut Off
Incipit: Miragres fremosos/ faz por nos Santa Maria
Refrain: Miragres fremosos/ faz por nos Santa Maria/ e maravillosos
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Berria [Vivarais, France] Protagonist(s): a crippled man

A man felt a burning sensation in his foot and lay before the altar in a church dedicated to the Virgin.

The pain was so intense that he had his foot amputated.

Nevertheless, he continued to pray to the Virgin to perform a miracle on his behalf.

While he was sleeping, the Virgin stroked his foot and healed the flesh.

When he woke up he examined his foot. After discovering that it had been restored, he began to walk around.

Everyone who heard the news came to see it and gave thanks to the Virgin. They held her miracles to be more glorious than those of any other saint.

Metrical data
Stanza: 12' 12' 12' 5' Refrain: 5' 13'
No. of Stanzas: 8
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel:
MS locations:
T37, E37, To39
Poncelet reference
Cum (al. add. a) diversis gentibus et pluribus (al. plurimis) (261)
Keywords
amputation, foot, lame, limbs (restored), Saint Martial’s fire
Discography
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Miracle Collection
Foot Cut Off Pez
Foot Cut Off Phillips
(Chicago, University of Chicago, Phillipps MS 25142)
A mute boy from Cologne healed (Soissons) Gil de Zamora
(Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 9503)
Foot Cut Off Gil de Zamora
(Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 9503)
A mute boy from Cologne healed (Soissons) Gil de Zamora
(Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 9503)
The Lost Foot Restored [Viviers], See also Foot Cut Off BL Mariale 3
(London, BL, Additional MS 35112, ff. 21-80; 90-94)
Foot Cut Off Lisbon Mariale
(Lisbon, B.N., MS Alcobacense 149)
Foot Cut Off John of Garland
Foot Cut Off Adgar
(London, BL, Egerton 612)
Foot Cut Off BL Mariale 2
(London, BL, Arundel 346, ff. 60-73)
Foot Cut Off Mariale Magnum
(Paris Bibliothèque Nationale lat 3177)
Foot Cut Off Bartholomew of Trent
(University of Bologna, Codice 1794)
Foot Cut Off Jean Mielot, Miracles de Nostre Dame
(Oxford, Bodleian, Douce MS 374)
Foot Cut Off Anglo-Norman Miracles of the Virgin
(London, BL, Royal 20 B XIV, fols 102v-169)
BITAGAP ID
3754
Bibliography
Inside the virelai: a survey of musical structures in the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Campbell, Alison
Narrativa visual de la enfermedad en las Cantigas de Santa María
Corti, Francisco
Sources of the Cantigas of Alfonso el Sabio [AC]
Dexter, Elise Forsythe
Cincuenta leyendas por Gil de Zamora, combinadas con las Cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio
Fita, Fidel
Prolégomènes à l’étude structurale des Cantigas de Santa Maria d’Alphonse le Savant
Gier, Albert
Osservazioni sulle Cantigas di Alfonso X e sui Miracles di Gautier de Coincy
Marullo, Teresa
A estructura métrica de algunas das Cantigas de Santa Maria
Montero Santalha, José-Martinho
Cantigas de Santa Maria (trans.)
Rameh, Cléa
Cantigas de Santa Maria de Afonso X, O Sábio: aspectos culturais e literários
Vaz Leão, Angela