Codex Calixtinus

Title:
Codex Calixtinus
Library:
Archivo de la Catedral
Language:
Latin
City:
SEO DE URGELL (LERIDA), Spain.
Shelf Mark:
no shelf mark.
Alternate Names:
Liber Sancti Iacobi -- Historia Turpini -- Pseudo-Turpin --
Origin:
Abbaye de Vézelay, prieuré d'Asquins, Burgundy, France
Dimensions:
225 folios -- 295 x 215 mm.
Date Description:
Circa 1160
Content:
Part I, The Liturgy of Saint James (fols. 1-139v) : Lettre of (pseudo) pope Calixtus (fols. 1r-2v) -- Table of contents (fols. 2v-3v) -- Sermons (fols. 4r-101r) -- Office (fols. 101r-114r) -- MIssal (fols. 114r-130r) -- liturgical supplement (fols. 130r-139r) -- Part II, The Book of Miracles of Saint James (fols. 139v-155v) -- Part III, Translation and Feasts of Saint James (fols. 155v- 162v) -- Part IV, (Pseudo) Turpin’s Chronicle or The Conquest of Spain by Charlemagne (fols. 163r-191v [1-29]) -- Part V, The Pilgrim’s Guide (fols. 192r-213v [163r-184v]) -- pre-1140 supplement : 2 and 3-voice polyphony (fols. 214-221 [185r-192v]) -- post-1140 supplement (fols. 222-225 [193r-196v]) --
Hand:
Twelfth-century Caroline minuscule [Carolingian minuscule] by several hands -- ornamental square capital [capitalis quadrata] mixed with uncial -- earlier additional text for insertion usually framed in colored ink -- numerous later marginal notations --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
decorated initials -- some historiated initials (Calixtinus on fol. 1r, St. James on fol. 4r, Turpin on fol. 163r) -- many inhabited initials -- at the end of Part III, the bottom of fol. 162r contains the first in a sequence of scenes introducing the Pseudo-Turpin (In Aix, Charlemagne receives a message from St James), fol 162v is a full-page illumination in three horizontal sections (Charlemagne sets out for Spain, return of the warriors to Aix, red paint with swirly ornamentation covering up the original incipit of the following text)
Musical Notation:
Yes
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize Z 105.5 .C6 1993 Facsim. Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete, full-size color facsimile of entire manuscript --
Publication Date:
1993
Place of Publication:
Madrid, Spain.
Publisher:
Cabildo de la Catedral de Santiago de Compostela and Kaydeda Ediciones
Printer:
Villena, A.G., Spain
Notes:
Production: Fotojae, S.A., Spain -- Photography: Florentino Martinez -- Phototype: Dia, S.A. -- Binding : Felipe Lopez, Jesus Alba y otros.
Bibliography:
For commentary see: André Moisan, Le Livre de Saint Jacques ou Codex Calixtinus de Compostelle : étude critique et littéraire, Nouvelle bibliothèque du Moyen Age 21, Genève : Editions Slatkine, 1992 (Hesburgh Library General Collection BX 880 .C583 M65 1992) -- Thomas F. Coffey, Linda Kay Davidson & Maryjane Dunn, The miracles of Saint James : translations from the Liber sancti Jacobi / first English translation, with introduction, New York : Italica Press, 1996 (Hesburgh Library General Collection BT 685.5 .C6413 1996) -- Paula Gerson, general ed., The pilgrim’s guide : a critical edition, 2v., London : H. Miller, c1998 (Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] General Collection BX 2321 .S3 P45 1998) -- José López-Calo y Carlos Villanueva, eds., El Códice Calixtino y la música de su tiempo : actas del simposio organizado por la Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza en A Coruña y Santiago de Compostela, 20-23 de septiembre de 1999, [A Coruña] : Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, [2001] (Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] General Collection ML 172 .C63 2001) --
Type of Text:
chant, chronicle, hagiographical, historical, letters, liturgical, missal, mixed, polyphony, religious, sermons