Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2181
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Gonz├ílez-Casanovas , R. J.
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  • Title: Marian Devotion as Gendered Discourse in Berceo and Alfonso X: Popular Reception of the "Milagros" and "Cantigas" [the author compares two miracle stories that appear in both Berceo and Alfonso X, "The Marvelous Birth" and "The Drunk Monk;" the author argues that gender plays a major role for both authors, with Berceo transforming the Virgin Mary into a cultural icon of chivalry, while Alfonso "reintroduces the maternal imagery into his 'Cantigas de Santa Maria' in such a way that it humanizes the effects of an embodied devotion and socializes the effects of a spiritualized courtesy" (Page 23)].
  • Source: Bulletin of the Cantigueiros de Santa Maria 4, (Spring 1992): Pages 17 - 31.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Alfonso X, el Sabio, King of Castile- Cantigas de Santa Maria Femininity in Literature Gender in Literature Gonzalo de Berceo, Poet- Milagros de Nuestra Senora Lay Piety in Literature Mary, Virgin, Saint in Literature Miracles Women in Literature Women in
  • Geographic Area: Iberia
  • Century: 13
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  • Author's Affiliation: Catholic University of America
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 08988463
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