The Sacred Space of the Virgin Mary in Medieval Hispanic Literature: from Gonzalo de Berceo to Ambrosio Montesino

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An examination of typology about place in relation to the Virgin Mary. This book takes a fresh look at some of the seemingly tired images of the Virgin Mary across the medieval and early Golden Age period in Hispanic literatures. It explores the Virgin as a gateway and as a Temple, as a garden and as a fountain, as a scented space, and as a strong defensive place (fortress or castle wall). It also explores her as a home and as a nuptial bedchamber, and sets these images in the context of known liturgical usage in medieval and early modern Spain.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWoodbridge
PublisherBoydell & Brewer
Number of pages484
ISBN (Electronic)9781787443037
ISBN (Print)9781855663237
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

Publication series

NameTamesis Books

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