Mythology and the emblem tradition in Jerónimo de alcalá yáñez's milagros de nuestra señora de la Fuencisla (1615)

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Abstract

The emblems, enigmas and hieroglyphics were very popular in the Golden Age culture. Literature is a good example of this, as it can be seen in the literary works that took part in the poetry competitions held on the occasion of the enthronement of the Virgen de la Fuencisla's image in her new shrine in Segovia, an event that took place in 1613 and that is described in the work Milagros de Nuestra Señora de la Fuencisla (1615), by Dr. Jerónimo de Alcalá Yáñez, which belongs to the genre of events relations, so popular in the Spanish seventeenth century. In this article, we study some hieroglyphs and enigmas included in that work, in which we can see how these literary compositions are not only nourished by the Bible and the Gospel, but also by the Emblem Tradition and the mythological world.

Translated title of the contributionMythology and the emblem tradition in Jerónimo de alcalá yáñez's milagros de nuestra señora de la Fuencisla (1615)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)495-509
Number of pages15
JournalRevista de Literatura
Volume76
Issue number152
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2014

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