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CSM Number : 21
Short name: The Barren Woman’s Son is Revived Alternative: Son Restored to Life [son of a French knight]
Incipit: Santa Maria pod’ enfermos guarir
Refrain: Santa Maria pod’ enfermos guarir/ quando xe quiser, e mortos resorgir.
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Setting: unspecified Protagonist(s): a woman and her newborn baby

A barren woman prayed to the Virgin for a son.

She gave birth to one, but he died of a fever.

The mother was distraught.

She took the child to a monastery and placed him in front of the altar.

She called on the Virgin to revive him.

The Virgin made him stir in the bed where he lay and brought him back to life.

Metrical data
Stanza: 11! 11! 11! 11 Refrain: 11 11
No. of Stanzas: 11
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel:
MS locations:
T21, E21, To26
Poncelet reference
In Galliae partibus est quoddam monasterium in honore (790)
childbirth, children, fever, illness, infertility, madness, pregnancy, resurrection
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Miracle Collection
Son Restored to Life [son of a French knight] Pez
Son Restored to Life [son of a French knight] Thott
(Copenhagen, Royal Library, MS Thott 128)
Son Restored to Life [son of a French knight] Gil de Zamora
(Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 9503)
Son Restored to Life [son of a French knight] Lisbon Mariale
(Lisbon, B.N., MS Alcobacense 149)
Son Restored to Life [son of a French knight] John of Garland
Son Restored to Life [son of a French knight] Mariale Magnum
(Paris Bibliothèque Nationale lat 3177)
Son Restored to Life [son of a French knight] Bartholomew of Trent
(University of Bologna, Codice 1794)
Son Restored to Life [son of a French knight] Jean Mielot, Miracles de Nostre Dame
(Oxford, Bodleian, Douce MS 374)
A Paleographic Edition of the Alfonsine Collection of Prose Miracles of the Virgin
Chatham, James R.
Sources of the Cantigas of Alfonso el Sabio [AC]
Dexter, Elise Forsythe
Reflexiones sobre las “Cantigas de Santa María” y su relación con otros mariales romances
Fidalgo Francisco, Elvira
Entre Ave y Eva: las mujeres de las Cantigas de Santa María. I. Madres y mujeres casadas
Fidalgo, Elvira
El planto en la historia y en la literatura gallega
Filgueira Valverde, José
Las Cantigas de Santa Maria
Filgueira Valverde, José
Cincuenta leyendas por Gil de Zamora, combinadas con las Cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio
Fita, Fidel
A Feasible Source of the Denouements of the Exemplos in El Conde Lucanor
Keller, John Esten
Sull’antica metrica portoghese
Mussafia, Adolfo
Las voces de las mujeres en las Cantigas de Santa Maria de Alfonso X
Scarborough, Connie, L.
Recordings of Las [sic] Cantigas de Santa Maria Contained in the Facsimile Edition Published by Edilán (Madrid 1979)
Tinnell, Roger D.