Trovador medieval

Nationality: Incerta

Biographical Note:

Unknown author, whose only preserved song, referencing the christian conquest of Jaén, places him at the end of the 40’s of the 13th century. Rodrigues Lapa suggested1 that he would be the troubadour Airas Nunes, but that author’s chronology, active only at the end of the century in the court of Sancho IV of Castilla, strongly contradicts that hypothesis. Resende de Oliveira2, on the other hand, has no doubts in identifying him with João Nunes Camanês. But the uncertainty around the biography of this troubadour, from whom we haven’t any data up to this time, makes us share Tavani’s doubts3 about this identification.


1 Lapa, Manuel Rodrigues (1970), Cantigas d'Escarnho e de Maldizer dos Cancioneiros Medievais Galego-Portugueses, 2ª Edição, Vigo, Editorial Galaxia.

2 Oliveira, António Resende de (1994), Depois do espectáculo trovadoresco. A estrutura dos cancioneiros peninsulares e as recolhas dos séculos XIII e XIV, Lisboa, Edições Colibri.

3 Tavani, Giuseppe (1993), "Nunes", in Lanciani, Giulia e Tavani, Giuseppe (org.), Dicionário da Literatura Medieval Galega e Portuguesa, Lisboa, Editorial Caminho.

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