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CSM Number : 22
Short name: The Wounded Farmer Alternative: Farmer's wounds are healed (Rocamadour)
Incipit: Mui gran poder á a Madre de Deus
Refrain: Mui gran poder á a Madre de Deus/ de defender e ampara-los seus.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Armenteira and Rocamadour Protagonist(s): a farmer named Matthew

A farmer, Matthew, was threshing millet in Armenteira. A knight, who had quarrelled with Matthew’s lord, attacked him.

Stabbed by lances, Matthew called on the Virgin.

The lances could not pierce him.

When struck by a javelin, he remained unharmed.

His attackers acknowledged the miracle, begged his pardon and repented.

The farmer went on pilgrimage to Rocamadour.

Metrical data
Stanza: 10 10 10 10 Refrain: 10 10
No. of Stanzas: 7
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel:
MS locations:
T22, E22, To22
Poncelet reference
conversion, farmer, invincibility , javelin, knight, lance, millet, murder, pardon, pilgrimage, threshing, vassal (of lord)
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The Jew in the Cántigas of Alfonso X, el Sabio
Bagby, Albert
Mecanismos de envolvimento da instância autoral nas Cantigas de Santa Maria
Bittencourt, Vanda de Oliveira
A Paleographic Edition of the Alfonsine Collection of Prose Miracles of the Virgin
Chatham, James R.
Afonso X e Galicia, e unha escolma de cantigas
Filgueira Valverde, José
A Feasible Source of the Denouements of the Exemplos in El Conde Lucanor
Keller, John Esten
Some Remarks on Visualization in the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Keller, John Esten, and Charles L. Nelson
Afonso X e as Cantigas de Santa Maria localizadas en Galicia
Negri, Manuel
Alfonso X, el rey sabio ¿tolerante con la minoría judía? Una lectura emblemática de las Cantigas de Santa Maria
Roitman, Gisela
Mother of God. A History of the Virgin Mary
Rubin, MIri
Historia de la literatura gallega.
Varela Jácome, Benito