Beautiful and very interesting facsimile of the original manuscript in the National Library of Russia (St. Petersburg) with Fr.FvXIV signature.
The abduction of Helen at the hands of Paris sparked one of the most famous legendary tales of ancient Greece, collected by Homer in the Iliad. In the Middle Ages these texts were reintroduced and adapted to the times running, laying the groundwork for what would later be famous romances. The miniatures of this manuscript have become a source of information about the fourteenth century in Italy: architecture, furniture, costumes, weapons, etc.
The Codex known as the Trojan War is not only the novel of the Trojan War, from the French point of view of the second half of the fourteenth century, but also escape from extensive visual images on the saga of Trojan and Greek heroes .
The Trojan War is undoubtedly the most important series of antiquity. For hundreds of years the stories of Achilles and Hector, Paris and the beautiful Helen and fascination about the Trojan horse, were the inspiration for artists and nobles. In the Middle Ages many royal houses took their descent and founded many cities, directly to the heroes of the Trojan War. So it is not surprising that the saga of the struggle for Troy was one of the most popular subjects. The original manuscript of the Codex of the Trojan War was in Italy in the fourteenth century and is conducted entirely in the Bolognese style. It is certainly one of the most beautiful illuminated manuscripts about the Trojan War.
Original manuscript in Italy in the second half of the fourteenth century by Benoît de Sainte-Maure, in French. It consists of 336 pages, 329 of which are decorated with beautiful miniatures of manners character full color and gold.
Characteristics of the facsimile edition we offer in this beautiful and interesting example:
2003 edition of Ayn of Madrid, limited to 995 copies, numbered and authenticated by a notary publisher.
Purple velvet binding, format 28.5 x 41.2 cm. 336 pages.
It is accompanied by book study (text in Spanish) and case for better conservation of the facsimile.
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