Illustration from
the Cantigas de Santa María.
   From the twelfth to the fourteenth centuries Galician became the language par excellence for lyrical poetry troughout the Iberian Peninsula. It would be more precise to speak of Galician-Portuguese lyrical poetry.

Texts such as Cantigas de Santa María, Historia Troiana, Cronica Troiana, Miragres de Santiago, Cantigas de Martin Codax ..., date from this period.

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