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Cantigas de Santa Maria, Spain, c.1284

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    Posted: 25-Aug-2015 at 06:33
Military Illustrations of Castillian, Andalusians & Moors from the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c.1284
"The Cantigas de Santa Maria is one of the most notable literary productions of the court of Alfonso X. The Cantigas consist of more than four hundred poems set to music extolling the virtues of the Virgin Mary, and many of the poems derive from events of Alfonso's reign. While the poems were written in 1280, before the illustrations, which were completed on or around 1284, the illustrations have drawn scholars into a world of crosscultural references and literary parallels."
   Full Pages from the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Including larger pictures:
Cantiga 12 featuring a mob with swords & falchions
Cantiga 22 featuring unarmoured Spanish spearmen
Cantiga 28 featuring a siege of Constantinople
Cantiga 33 featuring Spanish ships and boats
Cantiga 35a & 35b featuring ships & soldiers in galeases
Cantiga 46 Moors, conversion to christianity
Cantiga 63 featuring soldiers in zig-zag livery
Cantiga 95a featuring mouros in galleys
Cantiga 95b featuring moors in galleys and unarmoured spearmen
Cantiga 99 featuring moorish troops
Cantiga 119 featuring spearmen, demons & angels
Cantiga 126 featuring crossbows
Cantiga 165a featuring muslim cavalry, & armoured infantry
Cantiga 165b featuring muslim cavalry, mounted drummers & trumpeters
Cantiga 181 A Moroccan army is defeated by another
Cantiga 185 featuring unarmoured spearmen, plotting & immolation
Cantiga 187a featuring Granadine cavalry
Cantiga 187b featuring Granadine cavalry & infantry
Pages from: codex Florencia Ms Banco Rari 20
Cantiga CSM 205 featuring Military Order troops
Cantiga CSM 207 featuring a knight in armour
Cantiga CSM 235 featuring Castilian cavalry
Cantiga CSM 245 featuring bandits
Cantiga CSM 256 featuring Granadine crossbowmen
Cantiga CSM 299 featuring the Order of the Star


Extra Individual Panels from the Cantigas

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Military Illustrations of Spanish, Andalusians & Moors from the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c.1284

Druzhina
Spanish Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers

Edited by Druzhina - 25-Aug-2015 at 06:51
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