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CSM Number : 8
Short name: The Minstrel of Rocamadour Alternative: Minstrel at Rocamadour [Pierre de Sieglar]
Incipit: A Virgen Santa Maria/ todos a loar devemos
Refrain: A Virgen Santa Maria/ todos a loar devemos/ cantand’ e con alegria/ quantos seu ben atendemos.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Rocamadour Protagonist(s): a minstrel, Pedro de Sigrar

A minstrel, Pedro de Sigrar, was singing and playing his fiddle in front of a statue of the Virgin.

He prayed to the Virgin to give him a candle and she caused one to rest on his fiddle.

A monk, the shrine treasurer, snatched it back, and accused the minstrel of sorcery.

The candle returned to the fiddle and the people, seeing this, did not allow the monk to take it away from the minstrel again.

The monk acknowledged the miracle, repented, and asked the minstrel's pardon.

Every year the minstrel brought a candle to the Virgin's church.

Metrical data
Stanza: 7’ 7 7’ 7 7’ 7 7’ 7’ Refrain: 7 7’ 7 7’
No. of Stanzas: 9
Rhyme scheme: ABAB | n c n c n c n b Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T8, E8, To8
Poncelet reference
candle, false accusation, minstrel, monks, pardon, pilgrimage, troubadour, treasurer, viol, adultery
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Miracle Collection
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Courtly Love as Ritual in Early Medieval Spanish Poetry
Burt, John R.
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A Paleographic Edition of the Alfonsine Collection of Prose Miracles of the Virgin
Chatham, James R.
’La Arquitectura desde la Miniatura’, una aproximación desde la Baja Edad Media castellana
Chico Picaza, María Victoria
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Keller, John E. and Robert W. Linker
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Keller, John Esten
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López Serrano, Matilde
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Martins, Mário
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Romancero hispánico
Menéndez Pidal, Ramón
Alfonso X the Learned. Cantigas de Santa Maria. An Anthology
Parkinson, Stephen
Literatura galega medieval. I. A história. II. Antoloxia de textos comentados (lírica e prosa)
Pena, Xosé Ramón
An Anthology of Old Portuguese
Roberts, Kimberley S.
Textos de literatura portuguesa. I: Afonso X, o Sábio
Rodrigues Lapa, Manuel
Alfons X av León och Kastilien
Sandels, Marianne