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Author: Pérez Algar, Félix
Title: Alfonso X, el Sabio. Biografía
Date: 1997
Publication details: [Madrid]: Studium Generalis, 1997. 350 pp.
Snow ID: 1450
Commentary: Snow 2007rn"This biography reads like a novel with intertwined threads, unlike the more documented and authoritative study of Ballesteros Beretta (1963; 19842). It is almost exclusively politics-based, centered largely on Alfonso's 20-year quest of the Imperial crown. Alfonso's cultural accomplishments would be hard to assume from this account, although a few of the Cantigas with historical material are briefly touched upon: 122 and 256 (pp. 51-3); 292 (125); 377 (135); 235 (295-6), and a minor mention of its figuring in his last will and testament (341)."
Associated Poems: 122 - The Infanta who was Brought back to Life
235 - The Virgin’s Favours to King Alfonso
256 - Queen Beatriz is Healed
292 - Master Jorge and the King’s Ring
377 - The Virgin Helps Pedro Lourenço Receive his Reward
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