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Author Keller, John Esten

Title Daily life depicted in the Cantigas de Santa Maria / John Esten Keller and Annette Grant Cash
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [1998]


Description 1 online resource (134 pages)
Series Studies in Romance languages ; 44
Studies in Romance languages (Lexington, Ky.) ; 44.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Methodology; 1. Classes and Masses; Royalty and Nobility; Church Hierarchy; Commoners and Occupations; Minorities: Jews, Muslims, and Heretics; 2. Clothing: Civil, Ecclesiastical, Military, Naval, and Constabulary; 3. Death; 4. Disasters and Accidents; Disasters; Acccidents; 5. Education; 6. Fauna and Flora; Domestic Animals; Pets; Wild Animals; Trees and Plants; 7. Food and Drink; 8. Furniture and Furnishings; 9. Geographic Place Names; 10. Health and Cures and the Human Body; 11. Legal Matters
12. Love, Lust, and Marriage13. Personages; 14. Pilgrimage; 15. Places, Sites, and Locales; 16. Punishments; 17. Recreation and Entertainment; 18. Religion; 19. Sins and Crimes; 20. Structures; 21. The Supernatural: Angels, Devils, Spirits, and Souls; 22. Thieves, Gamblers, Highwaymen, Counterfeiters, and Other Criminals; 23. Tools, Implements, and Weapons; 24. Travel; 25. Violent Acts; 26. War; 27. Women and Children; Concluding Remarks; Appendix: Index of Categories; List of Plates; Selected Bibliography; Index of Front Matter
Summary The hundreds of illuminated miniatures found in the Cantigas de Santa Maria, sponsored by King Alfonso X (1252--84), reveal many vistas of daily life in thirteenth century Spain. No other source provides such an encyclopedic view of all classes of medieval European society, from kings and popes to the lowest peasants. Men and women are seen farming, hunting, on pilgrimage, watching bullfights, in gambling dens, making love, tending silkworms, eating, cooking, and writing poetry, to name only a few of the human activities represented here.Combining keen observation of detail with years of exper
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon, 1221-1284. Cantigas de Santa María.
Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon, 1221-1284. Cantigas de Santa María -- Illustrations
SUBJECT Códice de Florencia.
Cantigas de Santa María (Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon) fast
Códice de Florencia fast
Subject Manners and customs in literature.
Manners and customs in art.
Middle Ages in literature.
Middle Ages in art.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- Spain
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Spanish.
POETRY -- Continental European.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Spanish
Manners and customs
Manners and customs in art
Manners and customs in literature
Middle Ages in art
Middle Ages in literature
SUBJECT Spain -- Social life and customs.
Spain -- Civilization -- 711-1516.
Subject Spain
Genre/Form Illustrated works
Form Electronic book
Author Cash, Annette Grant, 1943-
ISBN 9780813159096