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Author: Chatham, James R.
Title: A Paleographic Edition of the Alfonsine Collection of Prose Miracles of the Virgin
Date: 1976
Publication details: In Oelschläger Festschrift. Estudios de Hispanófila, 36 (Chapel Hill: 1976), 73-111.
Snow ID: 375bis
Commentary: Notes from Snow 1977: "C. presents a full and respectable paleographic transcription of the Castilian prose summaries of CSM 2-25, and provides valuable prefatory material which reviews the wide range of potential sources for these particular cantigas. C. finds the Keller-Linker article (1974) incomplete and sometimes inaccurate. He concludes that it is extremely difficult to determine the way in which the legends found their home in the CSM, but he appends to each prose account notes on the locations of medieval texts and analogues to it. These Alfonsine prose miracles are rarely translations of the verse text; they even add material not directly accounted for in it. An even more suggestive note is encountered in the biographical reference to Alfonso in the prose accompanying cantiga 10. A very worthwhile study which will surely be the basis for future work on these prose miracles."
Associated Poems: 2 - Hildefonsus of Toledo
3 - Theophilus
4 - The Murdered Jewish Boy
5 - The Chaste Empress
6 - The Murdered Chorister
7 - The Pregnant Abbess
8 - The Minstrel of Rocamadour
9 - The Icon of Sardonay
10 - Cantiga de loor
11 - The Drowned Sacristan
12 - The Image of Christ Reviled by the Jews of Toledo
13 - Elbo the Thief
14 - The Monk of St Peter’s at Cologne
15 - The Death of Julian the Apostate
16 - The Knight who Said Two Hundred ‘Aves’ a Day
17 - The Woman who Committed Incest with her Son
18 - The Silkworms that Wove Veils
19 - The Three Knights
20 - Cantiga de loor
21 - The Barren Woman’s Son is Revived
22 - The Wounded Farmer
23 - The Woman whose Wine was Replenished
24 - The Clerk of Chartres
25 - The Jewish Moneylender and the Christian Merchant
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