Martínez González, Antonio (2015) Religión y sociedad en la Granada cristiana: la Cruz de Mayo. In: La voz del pueblo en el espacio cultural europeo: El pueblo y su identidad. Kölner Beiträge zur Lateinamerikaforschung, 14 . Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika, pp. 34-46.

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Abstract

The celebration of the Cruz of May – based on a fact for which tradition and the Legendi di Sancti Vulgari Storiado (Jacopo da Varazze, circa 1264) were possibly more relevant than history itself and extended by the ecclesiastical authority as a means of increasing faith – was accepted by people and was transformed into a social feast and an expression for local or social identity, which lead to peculiar rivalries amongst neighborhoods or streets. They had the aim to hold the best Cruz, leaving aside the feasts initial religious character. If the cross was, until the death of Christ, an instrument of martyrdom holding negative connotations (death, infamy, barbarism, etc.), it eventually transformed into a symbol of Christianity, a sign of triumph and everything related to Christ, and subsequently into a source of celebration and social festivity.

Item Type: Book Section
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Martínez González, AntonioUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Editors:
EditorsEmailORCID
Wentzlaff-Eggebert, Christianmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIED
Traine, Martínmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIED
Corporate Creators: Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-67944
Series Name: Kölner Beiträge zur Lateinamerikaforschung
Publisher: Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika
ISSN: 1438-6887
Volume: 14
Subjects: Christian theology
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Geography and history
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
Cristianismo español, fiestas religiosas populares, Edad MediaSpanish
Spanish Christianity, religious popular festivities, Middle AgesEnglish
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Centro Latinoamericano de Colonia (CLAC)
Language: Spanish
Date: 2015
Full Text Status: Public
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Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2016 08:49
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/6794

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