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Calixtinus Codex, Codex Salamanca, c. 1325

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The original manuscript preserved in the University of Salamanca, Ms. 2631, Liber Sancti Iacobi, or also better known as Codex Calixtino, illuminated manuscript of the 14th century (circa 1325), written in Latin, is part of the “Memory of the World Register” from Unesco since 2017.

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The original manuscript preserved in the University of Salamanca, Ms. 2631, Liber Sancti Iacobi, or also better known as Codex Calixtino, illuminated manuscript of the 14th century (circa 1325), written in Latin, is part of the “Memory of the World Register” from Unesco since 2017.

The Book of the Way of Santiago (Codex Calixtinus). The first and most famous guide pilgrims. Incomparable value for understanding the dramatic rise of the pilgrimage to Santiago, which through the centuries has only grown.

As a whole, the codex is a motley collection of texts scribes and poets, musicians and storytellers Storytellers, including theologians, drafted in the first half of the twelfth century, which is preceded by a letter from Pope Calixto II, followed by five books.

Probably copied in Spain, in Santiago de Compostela, the traditionally known as Calixtinus of Salamanca is one of the very rare complete copies of the Liber Sancti Jacobi, source of first order for a better understanding of the various pilgrimage routes, both Spanish and French, who it goes beyond traditions and summarizes and promotes the devotion of St. James.

The Salamanca is a codex of wealth as evidenced not only its suggestive images, but also the multiple initial capital and have strums and interior drawings of great beauty. This beautiful collection, full of riddles and mysteries, is a truly unique work that reveals many keys to medieval history.

Luxury facsimile edition 2011, limited, numbered and authenticated by a notary. 246 pages 24.5 x 33.1 cm, in libraria Gothic script. Handcrafted leather binding.

Note: the publisher of this magnificent work has not yet written the book study that usually accompanies such facsimiles. As soon as published and available, we will send it without any additional charge.

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