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Author: Bagby, Albert
Title: Alfonso X, el Sabio compara moros y judíos
Date: 1970
Publication details: Romanische Forschungen 82 (1970), 578-83.
Snow ID: 338
Commentary: Notes from Snow 1977: "Both Moors and Jews occupy the stage in CSM 5, 264, 348, and 401 though only with any real importance in 348. When both appear in the same composition, B. contends that the Jew fares worse than the Moor and, on this kind of evidence, B. would like to conclude that Alfonso was privately less hostile to the followers of Mohammed. It is an interesting idea, but the few texts are statistically insignificant for proof of the author's contention. Furthemore, no additional texts are submitted, nor are any contemporary documents cited to suggest that the flesh and blood Alfonso was indeed more favourable to Moors than to Jews. An early version of these same arguments forms part of the author's doctoral dissertation (1968)."
Associated Poems: 5 - The Chaste Empress
264 - The Icon of the Virgin Mary Saves Constantinople
348 - The Hidden Treasure
401 - Petiçon
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