This extraordinary Beato funds is part of the National Historical Archive. The original manuscript has suffered a savage mutilation throughout its history, persisting only 8 of a possible hundred miniatures that are usually illuminated the Blessed. It began being copied by Magio and finished his disciple Emeterio in 970. The codex is inserted into the tenth century León School and part of the group of the oldest Blessed. It measures 25.5 x 36 cm and has 168 pages.
As a result of the disastrous confiscation of Mendizabal, this codex went to the archivist to Leon, Ramon Alvarez de la Brana, then going to the Madrid Diplomatic School and eventually became part of the rich collection of the National Historical Archive in Madrid where it is kept under the symbol 1097B. Recent criticism maintains that this codex is formed by a thick basic manuscript to which was added in medieval times two pages (ff. 167 and 168) from a blessed the monastery of San Salvador de Tábara (hence receive this denomination) folios which had to be cut to be larger. These pages, the content of which has given its name to the entire manuscript, containing the famous miniature tower Tábara, which lists drawn the scriptorium of the monastery of San Salvador, and he worked Senior calligraphers and miniaturists and Emeterio and an auxiliary . The first manuscript, consisting of 166 sheets of 25.5 x 36 cm, and Visigothic script in two columns, it is unknown what comes monastery, and only sure is datable Leon and safely in the X century, ie the time and miniaturistic calligraphic splendor. They are participating in its making two copyists, one of which endorses its work with a “presbiter scripsit Monniu”.
As in other visigóticos codices, also they appear in this marginal glosses written in Arabic, which shows that the basic language of some members of that monastic community was the Arab Muslim Spain. Canned lighting, apart from writing the book show that is inserted into the large school Leon X. century In the climax that ended the work, written under a monumental and artistic omega, is said to have blessed him began being copied by the Magio master, but death overtook him and the monastic community then called his disciple Emeterio, who finished on 27 July 970, after three months of hard work.
As in all these issues, the facsimile of the original manuscript with a book historical study is complemented codicological.
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