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Author: Keller, John Esten
Title: The Art of Illumination in the Books of Alfonso X, Primarily in the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Date: 1985
Publication details: Thought 60 (1985), 388-406; rpt in Collectanea Hispanica: Folklore and Brief Narrative Studies by John Esten Keller, ed. D.P. Seniff (Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 1987), 151-73.
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Commentary: Snow 2007rn"Takes up a series of fundamental narrative devices found in the CSM miniatures. Exemplified extensively are the six panels of Cantiga 42. The presentation is accompanied by illustrations and the English prose translation of K. Kulp-Hill. Although K.'s information on sources was earlier covered by G. Menéndez Pidal [1962],and other theories on the pictorial art of the CSM (Aita, Domínguez Rodríguez) are not taken up here, the descriptive touches that K.'s wide experience of the CSM enable him to provide make for pleasant reading."
Associated Poems: 42 - The Ring on the Finger of the Virgin’s Statue
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