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Author: Pena, Xosé Ramón
Title: Literatura galega medieval. I. A história. II. Antoloxia de textos comentados (lírica e prosa)
Date: 1986
Publication details: (Col. Estudos e Investigacións, 1, Barcelona: Sotelo Blanco, 1986), vol. I, pp. 247-64; vol. II, pp. 242-54, 349-63. There is a 2a ed., revised and updated, Santiago de Compostela: Sotelo Blanco, 1990: the corresponding pages are I, 249-270 and II, 242-54, 349-69. [In Galician.]
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Commentary: Snow 2007: "The relevant section of vol. I delivers a succinct but reliable overview of Alfonso's biography and principal occupations (247-9), but is best in estimating a tight relationship between Alfonso's pretensions to the throne of the Roman Empire and his cultural projects (the CSM among them), his challenge to the ecclesiastical powers in Santiago with his Toledan-based Marian collection, and the fomenting of both Castilian (prose) and Galician-Portuguese (verse) as ways to strengthen the prestige and dignity of the Center-West portion of the peninsula in his quest for the crown of the Empire. Even with the CSM as one arm of a propaganda machine, his personal or internal motivations offer no conflict with these overarching aims. Also nicely presented are data about the codexes, dates, elaboration, sources, classifications. content, and metrical variety of the CSM. One section (new title: "Autoria e datación") is rewritten for the 2nd ed. to reflect Mettmann's lower estimate for personally authored poems (8-10 of the CSM) and his stemma for the evolution, or stages, of the project.rn Vol. II anthologizes the profane lyrics of CBN 476, 480, 485, 491, 494, and 459 (pp. 242-54); the CSM chosen are 10, 18, 100, 211, 294, and 406 (349-63). There are brief 'comentários' (365-7) on meter, rhyme, and structure. Some changes are introduced in the 2nd ed: we have the same profane compositions (242-54), but the CSM are expanded with the inclusion of Pr. B, 32, and 279 (349-69), the commentaries now on pp. 371-5."rn
Associated Poems: 8 - The Minstrel of Rocamadour
9 - The Icon of Sardonay
10 - Cantiga de loor
18 - The Silkworms that Wove Veils
32 - The Priest who Only Knew One Mass
100 - Cantiga de loor
211 - The Bees that Repaired the Paschal Candle
279 - King Alfonso is Healed
294 - The Gambling Woman who Threw a Stone at a Statue of the Christ Child
406 - Cantiga de loor
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