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Author: Procter, Evelyn S.
Title: Alfonso X of Castile: Patron of Literature and Learning
Date: 1951
Publication details: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1951. vii + 149 pp. Additional publ. detail from Snow 2007: rpt. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1980.
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Commentary: Notes from Snow 1977, no. 233: "These are the Norman Maccoll Lectures, originally delivered in 1949. We get the historian's viewpoint on two important phases of Alfonsine poetic activity in Ch. 3, on the CSM, and in Ch. 6, on the king and his collaborators. The former chapter features a summary of major scholarly work on the CSM to date, a discussion of its lyric nature and content, and the notion that this work belongs primarily to the literary history of Portugal. The mentions of personal involvement on many levels carries over to Ch. 6 in which cantigas 209, 169, 360, 180, 279, and 401 are adduced for support of the author's views on Alfonso's intimate participation in the successive editions of the CSM. This is an intelligent, cautious, and sensitive appraisal."
Associated Poems: 164 - The Statue that Cried out Against the Arrest of a Monk
169 - The Church at Arreixaca is Protected by the Virgin
180 - Cantiga de loor
209 - King Alfonso is Healed by the Virgin’s Book
215 - The Moors who Failed to Destroy a Statue of the Virgin
221 - King Fernando is Healed
235 - The Virgin’s Favours to King Alfonso
256 - Queen Beatriz is Healed
257 - The Virgin’s Relics are Preserved in Seville
279 - King Alfonso is Healed
292 - Master Jorge and the King’s Ring
323 - The Boy Revived at Coria
324 - The Statue that Cured a Mute
345 - The Moors who Attacked the Castle in Jerez
360 - Cantiga de loor
366 - Don Manuel Recovers his Lost Falcon
386 - The Fish provided for King Alfonso’s Cortes
401 - Petiçon
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