Anonymous: Libre dels tres reys d'Orient [Book of the Three Kings of the East] (2171 words)

Andrew M. Beresford (University of Durham)
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Preserved uniquely in Escorial MS K–III–4 alongside the Libro de Apolonio (fols. 1r–64v) and the Vida de Santa María Egipciaca (fols. 65r–82r), the Libre dels tres reys d’Orient (fols. 82v–85v) is a short, early thirteenth-century poem (c. 1225–50) offering fleeting insights into the nativity and martyrdom of Christ. Composed in rhyming couplets in Castilian, albeit with a significant number of Aragonese features, the poem is referred to in Carina Zubillaga’s edition by a Castilianized title, the Libro de los tres reyes de Oriente

Citation: Beresford, Andrew M.. "Libre dels tres reys d'Orient". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 April 2018 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=38812, accessed 22 October 2020.]

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