Cobras e Son
Papers on the Text, Music and Manuscripts of the 'Cantigas de Santa Maria'

Edited by Stephen Parkinson

Legenda (General Series)

Legenda

1 December 2000  •  252pp

ISBN: 1-900755-12-2 (paperback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

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The Cantigas de Santa Maria are unique in medieval European culture. Their 420 lyrics, all but a few with their music, form one of the largest bodies of thirteenth-century Hispanic poetry and a major repository of medieval song. The four surviving contemporary manuscripts include, in the códice rico and its continuation, one of the finest monuments of medieval art. Despite their preeminence in all these fields, there has been little critical discussion of the interplay between text, music and illustration in the Cantigas and of the relationships between the different manuscripts. This book represents a major step towards redressing the situation. It brings together papers by internationally renowned scholars from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, the USA and Great Britain. The title Cobras e Son (literally 'verses and melody') has already become associated with the continued interdisciplinary activities of these scholars.

Reviews:

  • ‘The collection reflects scholarship of a high order and will surely mark a new phase in Cantiga studies... The editing is impeccable.’ — John Gornall, Bulletin of Spanish Studies LXXX, 2003, 110-12
  • ‘Die Akten eines Kolloquiums bieten - neben einer knappen Einleitung (1-6) und Ergebnisprotokollen zweier Diskussionen - zehn Studien zu den Cantigas de Santa Maria (= CSM) vor allem aus textphilologisch-kodikologischer, musikwissenschaftlicher oder kunstgeschichtlicher Perspektive.’ — Albert Gier, Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 119, 2003, 688-9
  • ‘As the post-1994 bibliography included in this volume shows, the musicological, art-historical, textual and codicological research brought together here represents, in clear and succinct form, the foundations of the current stage of Cantigas scholarship.’ — Kirstin Kennedy, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies Volume 80, n. 4, october 2003, 576-8

Contents:

1-6
Introduction
Stephen Parkinson
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7-19
Andalusian Music and the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Manuel Pedro Ferreira
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20-30
Problems of Genre Definition: The Cantigas de Santa Maria in the Context of the Romance Lyric Tradition
Mary O'Neill
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31-65
The Rhythmic Organization of the Cantigas de Santa Maria
David Wulstan
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66-69
Discussion: Editing the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Stephen Parkinson
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70-92
En torno al Arbol de Jesé (Siglos XI-XIII): Tres ejemplos en las Cantigas de Santa María
Ana Domínguez Rodríguez
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93-105
Belleza y 'Weltanschauung' en las Cantigas de Santa María
Susana Zapke
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106-118
Primo contributo all'analisi delle varianti redazionali nelle Cantigas de Santa Maria
Valeria Bertolucci Pizzorusso
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119-132
Algunas precisiones acerca de la puntuación de las Cantigas de Santa María
Jesús Montoya Martínez
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133-153
Layout and Structure of the Toledo Manuscript of the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Stephen Parkinson
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154-185
The Compilation of the Cantigas of Alfonso el Sabio
David Wulstan
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186-213
The 'Evolution' of the Cantigas de Santa Maria: The Relationships between MSS T, F, and E
Martha E. Schaffer
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214-220
Round Table: The Manuscripts of the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Stephen Parkinson
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Bibliography entry:

Parkinson, Stephen (ed.), Cobras e Son: Papers on the Text, Music and Manuscripts of the 'Cantigas de Santa Maria' (Cambridge: Legenda, 2000)

First footnote reference: 35 Cobras e Son: Papers on the Text, Music and Manuscripts of the 'Cantigas de Santa Maria', ed. by Stephen Parkinson (Cambridge: Legenda, 2000), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Parkinson, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Parkinson, Stephen (ed.). 2000. Cobras e Son: Papers on the Text, Music and Manuscripts of the 'Cantigas de Santa Maria' (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Parkinson 2000: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Parkinson 2000: 21.

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