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CSM Number : 91
Short name: The Healing of People Suffering from St Martial’s Fire Alternative: De ordine initiali miraculorum (Soissons)
Incipit: A Virgen nos dá saud’/ e tolle mal
Refrain: A Virgen nos dá saud’/ e tolle mal/ tant’ á en si gran vertud’/ esperital.
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Setting: Soissons Protagonist(s): people stricken with St Martial’s fire

People stricken with St Martial’s fire were carried to Soissons.

They suffered in various ways; some lost their arms and legs.

One night, a bright light appeared.

Then the Virgin descended to them.

The people were overcome by fear and tried to flee.

The Virgin healed them of their diseases.

Metrical data
Stanza: 7' 7 7' 7 11 11 Refrain: 11 11
No. of Stanzas: 8
Rhyme scheme: AA | bcbcca Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T91, E91, To82
Poncelet reference
Anno igitur ab inc. Dñi 1128, quo iudicio Dei et quibus de causis (82)
amputation, apparition, heretic, Jews, light (celestial), Saint Martial’s fire
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Miracle Collection
De ordine initiali miraculorum (Soissons) Hugo Farsitus
De ordine initiali miraculorum (Soissons) Lisbon Mariale
(Lisbon, B.N., MS Alcobacense 149)
The Jew in the Cántigas of Alfonso X, el Sabio
Bagby, Albert
The Early Seguidilla
Clarke, Dorothy Clotelle
La Poésie lyrique espagnole et portugaise à la fin du Moyen Âge
Le Gentil, Pierre
El culto de las reliquias en las Cantigas de Santa María de Alfonso X el Sabio
Martín Ansón, Maria Luisa
A estructura métrica de algunas das Cantigas de Santa Maria
Montero Santalha, José-Martinho
A estrutura métrico-rimática da cantiga 100 das Cantigas de Santa Maria
Montero Santalha, José-Martinho
Alfonso X, el rey sabio ¿tolerante con la minoría judía? Una lectura emblemática de las Cantigas de Santa Maria
Roitman, Gisela
Cantigas de Santa Maria de Afonso X, O Sábio: aspectos culturais e literários
Vaz Leão, Angela