This article questions some existing ideas about the legend of the blasphemy of Alfonso X, especially concerning this narrative’s presence in the Portuguese chronicle of 1344, written by Pedro Afonso de Barcelos, great-grandson of the Learned King. The consideration of a often overlooked fact, the absence of this story in the truncated manuscript that conveys the fi rst version of the Portuguese count’s work, stimulates a new hypothesis, based on refl exions on not only on textual, but also on contextual issues (of both personal and political kind).
|Translated title of the contribution||The learned king’s blasphemy: Vicissitudes of a legend (new hypothesis regarding the dating and the relative position of the portuguese text)|
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Anuario De Estudios Medievales|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2015|
- Alfonso X
- Chronicle of 1344
- Pedro Afonso of Barcelos