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Mariana Ramos de Lima


Mariana Ramos de Lima

Research fellow

Mariana Ramos de Lima (born in 1994, Lisbon) is completing her last year of the master in Musicology (Historical Musicology) provided by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, after having obtained her B.A. in Musicology in FCSH / NOVA, in 2015. Her dissertation aims to study the miracles dedicated to Santa Maria de Terena in the Cantigas de Santa Maria and to approach this theme in a musical, historical and political context. Currently, she has a Research Scholarship in the area of the Cantigas de Santa Maria at the Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM), working under the supervision of Professor Manuel Pedro Ferreira. At this center, she is a member of the Group of Early Music Studies and of the Group of Advanced Studies in the Sociology of Music. Mariana also contributes to the project “Models and variations: The medieval Iberian lyric in the Europe of the Troubadours”, a partnership between CESEM and the Institute of Medieval Studies (IEM), which was created to facilitate the expansion of the current database of the Galician-Portuguese Medieval Songs to include Provencal troubadours.

Post-Doc/PhD/Master Thesis
Title M.A. Thesis: Santa Maria de Terena in the Cantigas de Santa Maria: historical, political and musical aspects

Manuel Pedro Ferreira

Scholarship Reference: FCSH/CESEM/EAT/00693

The main purpose of the present dissertation is the study, the reconstruction and the integral publication of the Cancioneiro de Santa Maria de Terena. This virtual songbook owes its identity to the presence of a group of songs describing miracles attributed to Santa Maria de Terena, included in the collection of Cantigas de Santa Maria (CSM) of Afonso X of León and Castile. Thus, this investigation was motivated in part by the necessity to fill a few gaps in the academic literature concerning the Portuguese involvement in the collection of Cantigas de Santa Maria, more specifically its reference to the town of Terena and its Sanctuary. This situation becomes even more relevant if we take into account the not only diplomatic but also friendly relationship between this monarch and the then Lords of Terena, who are known to have lived in the court of Afonso X for some years. I will proceed to do an analytical study of the text, melody and rhythm of each of the songs that cite this location, also providing a critical edition of them.

Research Group:

Early Music Studies

Thematic Lines and Research Nucleuses:

SociMus (Advanced Studies in the Sociology of Music Group)