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Author: Marchand, James, & Spurgeon Baldwin
Title: Singers of the Virgin in Thirteenth-Century Spain
Date: 1994
Publication details: Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 71 (1994), 169-84.
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Commentary: Snow 2007: "A useful survey of the theological underpinnings of Marian themes present in, principally, Alfonso X's CSM, Berceo's Milagros and, to a lesser extent, Gil de Zamora's Liber Mariae, meant as a supplement to the esthetic interest these works normally arouse in critics. Mary's eternal nature is reflected in CSM 24, her sanctification in CSM 330, her role as Satan-conqueror in CSM 270. Her early life is remembered (420), she is the first nun (90), her virginity is eternal (413, 414), and several roles are celebrated, too: in the Annunciation (60), in her suffering as Mater Dolorosa (403, 422), in her Dormition and Bodily Assumption (419), in her advocacy of sinners (370), and in the healing role of her sacred milk (54)."
Associated Poems: 24 - The Clerk of Chartres
54 - The Monk who was Healed by the Virgin’s Milk
60 - Cantiga de loor
90 - Cantiga de loor
270 - Cantiga de loor
330 - Cantiga de loor
370 - Cantiga de loor
403 - Cantiga de loor
413 - On the Perpetual Virginity of Mary (18 December)
414 - The Virginity of Mary
419 - The Vigil of the Feast of the Assumption (14 August)
420 - Processional for the Feast of the Assumption (15 August)
422 - Litany of the Day of Judgement
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