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Author: Menéndez Pidal, Ramón
Title: Poesía juglaresca y juglares: aspectos de la historia literaria y cultural de España
Date: 1924
Publication details: Publicaciones de la RFE 7, Madrid: Centro de Estudios Históricos, 1924). viii + 488 pp. For a revised and enlarged version of this work, see 1957.
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Commentary: Snow 1977, no. 113: "Still useful are the sections on the international character of medieval minstrelsy (pp. 50-74) and the portrayal of the poetic activity at Alfonso's court (pp. 186-259), in which Alfonso is seen as both patron and practitioner of the poetic arts. CSM 172 and 194 and CV 64, 68, and 70 are cited as elements in the portrayal of this court activity. Illustrations from CSM 1, 76, 93, 120, 136, and 194 actually depict it. The games and poetic repartee of society, at several levels, bring to life the ambience in which Alfonso created his own enduring monument."
Associated Poems: 1 - Cantiga de loor
76 - The Image of the Christ Child that was Held for Ransom
93 - The Leper who was Healed by the Virgin’s Milk
120 - Cantiga de loor
136 - The Gambling Woman who Threw a Stone at a Statue of the Virgin
172 - The Merchant Bound for Acre who Survived a Storm
194 - The Robbed Minstrel
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