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The ‘Cancioneros ‘ “. Montoro was a used-clothes dealer called a ropero who also enjoyed wealthy patrons and used his talent at self-deprecating rhymes that highlighted his unfortunate appearance and Jewish blood.
Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Also customary for jester-poets like Baena were feuds, called poetic debates, performed for court amusement but sometimes in earnest, among a,fonso authors, dueled through fixed-rhymed poems requestas that pit alffonso against poet that became increasingly absurd insults the longer they went on.
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Retrieved 12 June His collected works, in the main courtly and devotional compositions, would likely have gone unnoticed had it not been for the rubrics composed to introduce them. It is the first prologue of an anthology to also serve as literary criticism. Baena, who was a converso a Jewish canciinero to Christianityis best known for compiling and contributing to the Cancionero de Baenaan important medieval anthology composed between and containing the poems of over 55 Spanish poets who wrote during the reigns of Enrique CqncioneroJuan Iand Enrique IIIand Juan II.
Because of these periods of disgrace, which may have resulted from taking his satirical rhymes, that often critiqued court life, too far, Baena appears never to have risen above the title of court scribe, even though his anthology, his Cancionerohas become the most important literary product of Juan II’s court. As judino spelled indino in the original manuscript is a pejorative term for Jew in Spanish, it is evident that even Baena himself admitted to and identified with his heritage, even in formal matters.
The particular Cancionero in question, the one compiled by Baena, consists of poems composed by 56 poets. One notable example is Maestro Mahomat el Xartosse de Guadalajara, identified by the rubric as a physician in the household of the Grand Admiral Diego Hurtado de Mendoza.
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Contact Contact Us Help. The Cancionero de Baena signals a transition from Galician-Portuguese to Castilian as the prestige language of court poetry in Iberia, as the previous such anthologies had been written in Galician-Portuguese. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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In fact, one of his largest and most interesting pieces is found in this particular cancionero. University of Pennsylvania Press. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not much is known of Juan Alfonso de Baena’s life. juann
The only surviving manuscript of the cancionero is housed in the National Library of France in Paris. Retrieved 19 June While Baena’s death date had long been a mystery, inNieto Cumplido discovered manuscripts that suggest Baena died in In the kind of poems Baena and his fellow court fools wrote, the object was often to be as self-depreciating as possible with the ultimate goal of making the court, especially the royal family, laugh.
Baena’s Jewish heritage can be deduced from his own writings. Views Read Edit View history. Baena is said to have converted from Judaism to Christianity as a result of the first pogroms inmaking him one of the many conversos who converted during this era.
And this is what Baena and many others did, seizing every opportunity to make fun of their own Jewish blood and former faith.
Retrieved 8 June Interestingly, this narrative stands in almost absolute disconnect with the poems themselves.
Lectores, ediciones y audiencia: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Retrieved 2 June Baena was not only a gifted compiler, poet, and jester, he also composed political works that showed a greater depth of knowledge and intellect than previously speculated. After decades spent in and out alfonsk favor, acting as royal scribe and secretary while composing his own court writing, Juan Alfonso de Baena died during the later years of Juan II’s reign. Among these realities is the continued presence of Jews and Muslims in the cultural, commercial, and even political spheres, this despite mounting efforts to restrict their access and agency.
Retrieved 20 June Baeja the remaining pieces—all devotional—one is a Cancionerosor songbooks, were compilations of lyrical poetry most popular during the second half of the bbaena century and the first half of the 15th century, though they first appeared in Iberia as early as the beginning of the 13th century in Galicia.
The Alfoneo de Juan Alfonso de Baena ca. These include references to eggplants, a vegetable that had become a stereotypical identifier of Jewish and Muslim food during this era.
Cancionero de Baena
Indeed, much of his research concludes that the cancinoero that readers are familiar with today alfonsoo altered by compilers other than Baena, most probably after his death, as the latest poems were composed as late as It is a copy that dates from approximately20 to 40 years after the original was composed and presented to Juan II.
Juan Alfonso de Baena? This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat Called Dezirit is a poem of verses.