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Sp. 14 Paper for Part II: Spanish Literature, Life and History before 1492

Topic VI: Reign and Works of Alfonso X, el Sabio, of Castile (1252-84)

Alfonso X's Laws concerning Jews from the Siete partidas.
(N.B. Essential Reading is asterisked.)
Set text

Antología de Alfonso X el Sabio, ed. Antonio G. Solalinde, Colección Austral, 169 (Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, 1941 & reprs.)

Other texts/editions

Alfonso el Sabio, Cantigas de Santa María, ed. Walter Mettman, 3 vols, Clásicos Castalia, 134, 172 & 178 (Madrid: Castalia, 1986, 1988 & 1989) (hereafter CSM); modern version of 1-200 in trad. José Filgueira Valverde, Odres Nuevos (Madrid: Castalia, 1985); xeroxes of JFV's translation and commentary on the songs in this and the set text available from LMH.

Alfonso el Sabio, Estoria de España, ed. Reinaldo Ayerbe-Chaux (Madrid: Porrúa Turranzas, 1982); anthology.

Alfonso el Sabio, General estoria: III, Libros de Salomón: Cantar de los cantares; Proverbios, Sabiduría y Eclesiastés, ed. Pilar Sánchez-Prieto Borja & Bautista Horcajada Diezma, Biblioteca Románica Hispánica, IV; Textos, 23 (Madrid: Gredos, 1994).

Alfonso el Sabio, Metamorfosis y las Heroidas de Ovidio de la 'General estoria' de Alfonso el Sabio, ed. Benito Brancaforte (Madison: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1990).

Alfonso el Sabio, Partida Segunda: manuscrito 12794 de la Biblioteca Nacional, ed. Aurora Juárez Blanquer & Antonio Rubio Flores, Colección Romania, 3 (Granada: Impredesur, 1991).

Alfonso el Sabio, Primera crónica general, ed. Ramón Menéndez Pidal, 2nd end (Madrid: Seminario Menéndez Pidal de la Univ. de Madrid & Gredos, 1955): I attach a xerox of chapters 549-602 from this edition; know known as the Estoria de España (EE).

Alfonso el Sabio, Prosa histórica, ed. B. Brancaforte, Letras Hispánicas, 194 (Madrid: Cátedra, 1984); anthology.

Alfonso el Sabio, Siete partidas: nuevamente glosados por el licenciado Gregorio López (Salamanca: Andrea de Portonaris, 1555), fasc. Edn (Madrid: Boletín Oficial del Estado, 1974).

Alfonso el Sabio, Siete Partidas, trans. Samuel Parsons Scott & Robert I. Burns (Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2001).

For basic introduction

http://faculty.washington.edu/petersen/alfonso/alfonsox.htm

For basic historical analysis

O'Callaghan (1975), A History, from main bibliography.

Secondary bibliography

Actas del Congreso Internacional sobre la lengua y la literatura en tiempos de Alfonso X (Murcia, 1984) (Murcia: Univ., 1985).

Alfonsine Prose and Poetry: Papers from a Colloquium, ed. Alan Deyermond (London: Westfield College, 1989).

Andrachuk, Gregory P., 'Alfonso el Sabio: Courtier and Legislator', Revista Canadiense de Estudios

Hispánicos, 9.iii (Spring 1985; Homenaje a Alfonso X, el Sabio (1284-1984)), 439-50.

Ayerbe-Chaux, Reinaldo, 'El uso de exempla en la Estoria de España de Alfonso X', La Corónica, 7 (1978-79), 28-33.

*Burke, James F., 'Alfonso X and the Structuring of Spanish History', Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, 9.iii (Spring 1985; Homenaje a Alfonso X, el Sabio (1284-1984)), 464-71 (EE).

Burns, Robert I., ed., The Worlds of Alfonso the Learned and James the Conqueror: Intellect and Force in the Middle Ages (Princeton: UP for the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, 1985).

*Burns, Robert I., ed., Emperor of Culture: Alfonso X the Learned of Castile and his Thirteenth-Century Renaissance (Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1990).

Burt, John R., 'The Motif of the Fall of Man in the Romancero del rey Rodrigo', Hispania, 61 (1978), 435-42 (EE).

Cantigueiros: Bulletin of the Cantigueiros of Santa Maria, 1992- UL L744.c.92 (order in West Room); on CSM.

Craddock, Jerry A., 'Dynasty in Dispute: Alfonso X el Sabio and the Succession to the Throne of Castile and Leon in History and Legend', Viator, 17 (1986), 197-219.

Deyermond, Alan, 'The Death and Rebirth of Visigothic Spain in the Estoria de España', Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, 9.iii (Spring 1985; Homenaje a Alfonso X, el Sabio (1284-1984)), 345-67.

Estudios alfonsíes: lexicografía, lírica, estética y política de Alfonso el Sabio: Jornadas de estudios alfonsíes; VII centenario de la muerte de Alfonso X (1284-1984), ed. José Mondéjar & Jesús Montoya (Granada: Fac. de Filosofía y Letras & Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación, Univ., 1985).

Fernández-Ordóñez, Inés, 'La EE, la General estoria y los diferentes criterios compilatorios' Revista de Literatura, 50 (1988), 15-35.

Foster, David W., Christian Allegory in Early Hispanic Poetry, Romance Languages, 4 (Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 1970), pp. 105-7 (on CSM).

Fraker, Charles F., 'Alfonso X, the Empire, and the Primera crónica general', Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 55 (1978), 95-102.

Fraker, Charles F., 'The Fet des Romains and the PCG', Hispanic Review, 46 (1978), 192-220.

Frye, Northrup., The Great Code: The Bible and Literature (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982).

Gómez Redondo, 'La función del "personaje" en la EE alfonsí', Anuario de Estudios Medievales, 14 (1984 [1986]), 187-210.

Gómez Redondo, 'Fórmulas juglarescas en la historiografía romance de los siglos XIII y XIV', La Corónica, 15 (1986-87), 225-39.

Gómez Redondo, 'Terminología genérica en la EE alfonsí', Revista de Literatura Medieval, 1 (1989), 53-75.

Gingras, Gerald L., 'Virtue and Vice: Historical Explanation in Alfonso X's Primera crónica general', Thought, 60.239 (December 1985; Alfonso X the Learned, ed. Robert I. Burns), 430-38.

Huseby, Gerardo V., 'Musical Analysis and Poetic Stucture in the CSM', in Florilegium Hispanicum: Medieval and Golden Age Studies Presented to Dorothy Clotelle Clarke (Madison: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1983), pp. 81-101.

Impey, Olga Tudorica, '"Del duello de los godos de Espanna": la retórica del llanto y su motivación', Romance Quarterly, 33 (1986), 295-307.

Kasten, Lloyd A., 'The Utilization of the Historia regum Britanniae by Alfonso X', Hispanic Review, 38.5 (November 1970: Studies in Memory of Ramón Menéndez Pidal), 97-114.

Keller, John E., Alfonso X, el Sabio, TWAS, 12 (New York: Twayne, 1967).

Keller, John E., Pious Brief Narrative in Medieval Castilian and Galician Verse, Studies in Romance Languages, 21 (Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 1978); chap. 4 (on CSM).

Keller, John E., & Richard P. Kinkade, Iconography in Medieval Spanish Literature (Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 1984) (on CSM).

Keller, John E., & Annette Grant Cash Daily Life Depicted in the 'CSM' (Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 1998).

Mackay, Angus, & Geraldine McKendrick, 'Confession in the CSM', Reading Medieval Studies, 3 (1979), 71-88.

Martin, Georges, 'La Chute du royaume visigothique d'Espagne dans l'historiographie chrétienne des VIIIe et IXe siècles: sémiologie socio-historique', Cahiers de Linguistique Hispanique Médiévale, 9 (1984), 207-33.

Nepaulsingh, Colbert I., Towards a History of Literary Composition in Medieval Spain, University of Toronto Romance Series, 54 (Toronto: UP, 1986), pp. 33-38 (on CSM).

*O'Callaghan, Joseph F., The Learned King: The Reign of Alfonso X of Castile (Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1993).

O'Callaghan, Joseph F., Alfonso X and the "Cantigas de Santa María": A Poetic Biography (Leiden: Brill, 1998).

Parkinson, Stephen, 'False Refrains in the CSM', Portuguese Studies, 3 (1987), 21-55.

Procter, Evelyn S., Alfonso X of Castile: Patron of Literature and Learning (Oxford: Clarendon, 1951).

*Rico, Francisco, Alfonso el Sabio y la 'General estoria', Letras e Ideas Minor, 3 (Barcelona: Ariel, 1972).

Smalley, Beryl, Historians in the Middle Ages (London: Thames & Hudson, 1976).

Smith, C. C., 'History as Myth in Medieval Spain and France', in Proceedings of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, Literary and Historical Section, 18, part 1 (1982: A History Miscellany in Honour of Professor John Le Patourel), 54-68.

*Snow, Joseph T., 'The Central Role of the Troubadour Persona of Alfonso X in the CSM', Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 56 (1979), 305-16.

Snow, Joseph T., 'Self-Conscious References and the Organic Narrative Pattern of the CSM of Alfonso el Sabio', in Medieval, Renaissance and Folklore Studies in Honor of John Esten Keller(Newark, Del.: Juan de la Cuesta, 1980), 53-66.

Snow, Joseph T., 'A Chapter in Alfonso X's Personal Narrative: The Puerto de Santa María Poems in the CSM', La Corónica, 8 (1980-81), 10-21.

Socarras, C., Alfonso X of Castile: A Study on Imperialistic Frustration, 1976.

Van Kleffens, E.K., Hispanic Law until the end of the Middle Ages, 1968.

 

 

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