circa 1350-1500. Autumn of the Middle Ages: A Fruitful Sunset

Galician experienced an intense cultivation during the Middle Ages, not only in the verses of the cantigas (which were continued until the middle of the 15th century in the court of Castile), but also in narrative prose of a historical (Crónica Xeral, Xeral Historia, Crónica de Iria), legendary (Crónica e Historia Troiana, Libro de Tristán) and (biographical) hagiographic (Miragres de Santiago) nature. The use of Galician became more and more frequent in the instrumental writing of nobles, churches and monasteries, guilds and councils over a certain period. The introduction of Castilian into Galicia began in the second half of the 14th century, and a century later, Galician became more and more scorned in formal contexts and in writing.