circa 1850-1880. Predecessors: Tearing the Blue Mist

A gaita gallega (1853), by J. M. Pintos (1811-76) was a didactic-protesting treatise on the Galician language, and heralded the new age in which Galician, on the one hand, would experience a poetic growth that became more and more intense, and on the other hand, it would become the object of study, while the awareness of a Galician identity heightened. Some of the hereinafter mentioned texts bear witness to this. Literature contained examples of the diverse works of authors such as the aforementioned J.M. Pintos or Francisco Añón (1812-78), the bilingual poetic anthology Álbum de la Caridad (1862) and the book of poems Cantares gallegos (1863) that received a really good reception. Philology contained examples like the Gramática del idioma gallego (1868) by J. A. Saco Arce and the field of historiography contained examples like Historia de Galicia (1885-66, 1888-91) by M. Murguía. A folk songbook (or “cancioneiro”) and a study of popular traditions were also compiled. This is the period when the first tentative steps towards printing of periodic press in Galician, of which O Tío Marcos da Portela (1876-1880, 1883-89) is an emblematic example, were taken.