The representation of God in three thirteenth-century Spanish narrative poems

dc.contributor.advisorBailey, Matthew, 1955-
dc.contributor.advisorSutherland, Madeline, 1952-
dc.creatorSpinks, Scott Franklinen
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-11T21:28:54Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2012en
dc.date.updated2013-11-11T21:28:54Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractMentions of God were omnipresent in the early vernacular texts of thirteenth-century Spain. In this dissertation, I study the mentions of God in three well-known Spanish narrative poems written down in the thirteenth century. These are the Cantar de mio Cid, the Libro de Alexandre, and the Milagros de Nuestra Señora. In particular, I discuss how the representation of God in these works is shaped by each of the three poets' original intended audiences and the message that he wished to communicate to those listeners. I begin by reviewing critical reconstructions of the original intended audiences of the three poems. I then study three aspects of the representation of God in each of the three poems: the words used to reference God, the descriptions of the deity present in the texts themselves, and the roles and functions assigned to God as a character in each narrative. I conclude that the Judeo-Christian God was an expected element in early Spanish narrative poetry, but that his representation could vary widely based on the differing compositions of the audiences for whom the works were conceived.en
dc.description.departmentSpanish and Portugueseen
dc.embargo.lift5/1/2013en
dc.embargo.terms5/1/2013en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/22112en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectGoden
dc.subjectCantar de mio Ciden
dc.subjectLibro de Alexandreen
dc.subjectMilagros de Nuestra Señoraen
dc.subjectAudienceen
dc.titleThe representation of God in three thirteenth-century Spanish narrative poemsen
thesis.degree.departmentSpanish and Portugueseen
thesis.degree.disciplineSpanishen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen

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