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CSM Number : 344
Short name: Christians and Moors Camp Side by Side Alternative: Christians and Moors camp side by side (Tudia)
Incipit: Os que a Santa Maria saben fazer reverença
Refrain: Os que a Santa Maria/ saben fazer reverença/ macar se non amen eles/ ela met’ i avẽença.
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Setting: Tudia Protagonist(s): some Christian and Moorish warriors

When Seville still belonged to the Moors, some of them set out to attack the Christians.

They rode to Tudia and camped overnight outside the church.

The Christians had also arrived there and they camped on the other side of the building.

Although both companies were camping side by side that night, and watering their horses at the same fountain, they did not detect each other’s presence.

At dawn as they were mounting their horses, they caught sight of each other and were amazed.

They acknowledged the miracle, made a truce, and departed in peace. Some went to Elvas, others to Olivenza.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15' 15' 15' 15' Refrain: 15' 15'
No. of Stanzas: 8
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
Poncelet reference
enemy (confrontation with), enemy (undetected), fountain, horse, lance, Muslims/Moors, truce, warfare
Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem
As Cantigas de Santa Maria de Terena. Milagres Portugueses Medievais,
Lima, Mariana Ramos de
El enclave de Olivenza
Sánchez, Rosa María & Luis Alfonso Limpio