El Cancionero De Juan Alfonso De Baena, Volume 1 (Spanish Edition) [Juan Alfonso de Baena, Pedro José Pidal (marqués de Pidal)] on *FREE *. Cancionero de Baena: reproduced in facsimile from the unique manuscript in the Bibliothèque nationale / Juan Alfonso de Baena ; foreword by Henry R. Lang. The Cancionero de Juan Alfonso de Baena (ca. ) is remarkable as a record not only of the broad spectrum of poetic production in the early Trastamaran.

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University of Pennsylvania Press. While Baena’s death date had long been a mystery, inNieto Cumplido discovered manuscripts that suggest Baena died in Islamic Traces in the Cancionero de Baena. Juan Alfonso de Baena?

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Dd much is known of Juan Alfonso de Baena’s life. 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.

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. 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.

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The only surviving manuscript of the cancionero is housed in the National Library of France in Paris. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

In fact, one of his largest and most interesting pieces is found in this particular cancionero. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.


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. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Retrieved 8 June Here, Baena invokes both Jewish stereotypes and courtly distinctions of high and low classes in a way that can be perceived to mock most obviously, himself, but to a degree the court itself.

Retrieved 6 June Contact Contact Us Help. After decades spent in and out of 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.

In cancinero modern era, the cancionero became more easily accessible inwhen it was first published in print form in Madrid in by the publishers Gayangos alfonos Pidal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Editorial Universidad de Sevilla baean Spanish. Retrieved 5 June Called Dezirit is a poem of verses. Retrieved 20 June It is the first prologue of an anthology to also serve as literary criticism.

Indeed, much of his research concludes that the ”Cancionero” that readers are familiar with today was altered by compilers other than Baena, most probably after his death, as the latest poems were composed as late as Ce the remaining pieces—all devotional—one is a It is a copy that dates from approximately20 to 40 years after the original was composed and presented to Juan II.

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Cancionerosor songbooks, were compilations of lyrical poetry most popular during the second half of the 14th 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. 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. Also customary for jester-poets like Baena were feuds, called poetic debates, performed for court amusement but sometimes in earnest, among the authors, dueled through fixed-rhymed poems requestas that pit poet against poet that became increasingly absurd insults the longer they went on.

After his education in Baena the extent of this education is not knownBaena is said to have worked as a tax collector and bureaucrat during the early years of the 15th century. Baena, who was a converso a Jewish convert 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 IIJuan Iand Enrique IIIand Juan II.

Retrieved 12 June Of these two minority communities, it is the Jews who boast far greater visibility in the pages of the Cancionero de Baenaand so attract far greater attention in subsequent scholarship on Trastamaran courtly culture. The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics.

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