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|CSM Number : 83|
|Short name:||The Prisoner who was Freed from the Moors||Alternative:||Prisoner freed in Andalusia|
|Incipit:||Aos seus acomendados/ a Virgen tost’ á livrados|
|Refrain:||Aos seus acomendados/ a Virgen tost’ á livrados.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Andalusia||Protagonist(s):||a man taken captive|
A man from Lucena was taken captive.
His captors tortured him, bound him in chains, and threw him in prison.
He prayed to the Virgin of Sopetrán to release him.
The doors of the prison opened and the man fled past the sleeping guards.
He went to Sopetrán, near Hita.
He reported the miracle and it was written down. People praised the Virgin.
|Stanza:||7' 7' 7' 7'||Refrain:||7' 7'|
|No. of Stanzas:||14|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|T83, E83, ToAppendix 14|
|doors (opening of) , guards, imprisonment, Muslims/Moors, torture, shackles, escape|
|Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem|
|Gautier de Coinci est-il un compositeur?|
|The Cantigas, or ’Songs of Praise of St. Mary’|
Burns, Robert I.
|El trovador y la rosa: huellas de las ’chansons’ marianas. Gautier de Coincy en las Cantigas de Santa Maria de Alfonso X|
Disalvo, Santiago and Germán Rossi
|Alfonso X, miracle collector|
|Mother of God. A History of the Virgin Mary|