Old Spanish Readings; Selected on the Basis of Critically Edited Texts. Edited, with Introduction, Notes, and Vocabulary

Old Spanish Readings; Selected on the Basis of Critically Edited Texts. Edited, with Introduction, Notes, and Vocabulary

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...matter. They termed these latter measures the mester de joglarla (meaning probably the double romance verses of the Cid etc.), while they styled their own the mester de ele recia. The Alexandrine was an importation from France. y Berceo's name is found in about a dozen documents ranging in date from 1220 to 1246. It is thought that he did not long survive this latter date. He became a priest, and as such (not as a monk) was attached to the monastery of San Millan de la Cogolla in the diocese of Calahorra in Old Castile. His compositions (exclusive of the Alexandre, to which we return later) embrace the Vida de Sto. Domingo de Silos, the Estoria de S. Millan, the Vida de Sta. Oria (his last work), the Martyrio de S. Laurenfio, the Milagros de A'uestra Senora, the Duelo que fizo la Virgen, the Signos del Juicio, all of which seem to follow written sources, and the Loores de Nuestra Senora and the Sacrififio de ld Misa, which appear to show a more original treatment. Three hymns ascribed to him are of doubtful authenticity. Berceo emphasizes in the course of these works his purpose of speaking in plain terms to his fellow-man. As Baist indicates, he eliminates the bombast and rhetoric of his sources, he allows his fancy little play and expresses the dry fact in a realistic and plous fashion, combining therewith, however, no little harmless humor. For a study of the cuaderna v1a cf. Fitz-Gerald, Versification of the Cuaderna Via as found in Berceo's Vida de Sto. Domingo de Silos (N. Y., 1905), and F. Hanssen, Metrische Studien zu Alfonso u. Berceo (Valparaiso, 1903).. 23 1 c que egual: note the hiatus, which is frequent here. 23 1 d prosa: used here in the general sense of " composition." 23 2 b We seem to need En el qual here.--It is...show more

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