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Religión y sociedad en la Granada cristiana: la Cruz de Mayo

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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    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
    Martínez González, Antonio
    Wentzlaff-Eggebert, Christianmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.de
    Traine, Martínmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.de
    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
    Other languages
    Geography and history
    Uncontrolled Keywords:
    Cristianismo español, fiestas religiosas populares, Edad MediaSpanish; Castilian
    Spanish Christianity, religious popular festivities, Middle AgesEnglish
    Faculty: Philosophische Fakultät
    Divisions: Philosophische Fakultät > Centro Latinoamericano de Colonia (CLAC)
    Language: Spanish; Castilian
    Date: 2015
    Date Type: Publication
    Full Text Status: Public
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    Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2016 10:49:44
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/6794

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