A Feminist Interpretation of the Galician-Portuguese Cantigas de Amigo

A Feminist Interpretation of the Galician-Portuguese Cantigas de Amigo

by Maria Lima Schantz
     
 
The cantigas de amigo were love poems of the thirteenth and fourteenth century courts of Portugal and Gallicia, in which women expressed their most intimate longings for their lovers. Although tradition makes male troubadours the authors and males the objects of desire, there is reason to believe that at least the earliest may have had female authorship, and some of

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The cantigas de amigo were love poems of the thirteenth and fourteenth century courts of Portugal and Gallicia, in which women expressed their most intimate longings for their lovers. Although tradition makes male troubadours the authors and males the objects of desire, there is reason to believe that at least the earliest may have had female authorship, and some of the objects may also have been female. Schantz (Spanish, DeSales U.) explores these possibilities along with the incidence of patriarchy and even misogyny she finds, as well as the prevalence of the female voice in these love poems that were in direct defiance of male authority. She includes responses to the poetry by critics and a very interesting take on the confinements of courtly love. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773462588
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Pages:
262

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