The Codex Metz is an astronomical calendar, manual counting and a treaty of astronomy. Calendar standardization proposed this codex, set exactly allowed liturgical celebrations and had a great significance, not only religious but also civil and political.
It is written in Carolingian letter, which also meant a calligraphic standardization. In the drawings which illustrate the astronomical treatise, with the symbolic figures of the constellations, dominated on its undoubted aesthetic value, the claim to be faithful to the classic model. They should be seen as authentic facsimiles of manuscripts Hellenistic or Roman.
Humanistic and scientific concerns of the Carolingian Renaissance are reflected in the performance of many texts transcribed reworked or science, art and classical literature.
The 3307 manuscript of the National Library of Madrid is one of the most important scientific manuscripts from the ninth century. It is divided into 7 books, of which only five entirely preserved.
The special facsimile edition of this codex is bound with wooden covers lined goatskin, stamped steering wheel, primitive Moorish style, and chrome hardware 5 in each cover. Size 25 x 31.5 cm., 152 pages. It comes in a cardboard box lined overall leather and fabric 24 x 32.5 cm.
The edition is supplemented, as is normal with this type of work, a book supplementary study conducted in this case, Manuel Sánchez Mariana, Head of Manuscripts Incunabula and Rare books of the National Library, 60 pages, 167 x 235 mm.
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