Mary in Medieval Hispanic Literatures

Twomey, Lesley (2019) Mary in Medieval Hispanic Literatures. In: The Oxford Handbook of Mary. Oxford Handbooks . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 364-386. ISBN 9780198792550

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The chapter presents a discussion of three key questions on this subject. It addresses the presence of Spain’s three cultures in Marian literature. It looks at the question of how Passion literature develops in the Christmas cycle of poems and plays as well as the converse position of the Christmas sorrows in the sorrows tradition. It also examines the role of the court in Marian poetry and drama, both in the earliest poems and miracles and in the later fifteenth century. Fifteenth-century songbooks are an important repository of plays, versified lives of Christ, joys poems, and popular hymns. Songbooks include Mary’s praises, a related tradition to the joys.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virgin Mary, Marian Studies
Subjects: V300 History by topic
V600 Theology and Religious studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 16:20
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2020 10:46

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