Author: Lesley K. Twomey
Extent: 496 pages
Publication: February 2019
Publisher: Tamesis Books
From Gonzalo de Berceo to Ambrosio Montesino
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.