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It is a pseudepigraph attributed to Pope Callixtus II ; its principal author or compilator is referred to as "Pseudo-Callixtus", often identified with French scholar Aymeric Picaud. Its most likely date of compilation is the period of — It was intended as an anthology of background detail and advice for pilgrims following the Way of St. The collection includes sermons , reports of miracles and liturgical texts associated with Saint James, and a set of polyphonic musical pieces.
In it are also found descriptions of the route, works of art to be seen along the way, and the customs of the local people. The compilation of Codex Calixtinus predates , most likely taking place during the late s to early s. This compilation is most likely due to the French scholar Aymeric Picaud. There are some clues suggestive of a later date of around , but none of them render impossible a date of around The miracles in book II are recounted with their dates, between and , so that the completion of the compilation can with some certainty be dated to between and , and with highest probability to the s.
While the individual texts have a complex history, and each of the five books was probably in existence before their compilation in a single "encyclopedia for the pilgrimage and cult of St. James", Codex Calixtinus is the archetype manuscript for the composite Liber sancti Jacobi. For this reason, the terms Liber sancti Jacobi and Codex Calixtinus are often used interchangeably. The historical content of the compilation is emergence of Saint James as a patron saint for the fight against Islam in Iberia.
This date serves as terminus ante quem for the compilation of the Liber excluding appendices. The work was particularly popular at the Abbey of Cluny. Codex Calixtinus was long held in the archives of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and was rediscovered there by the Jesuit scholar Padre Fidel Fita in The book was stolen from its security case in the cathedral's archives on 3 July On 4 July , the codex was found in the garage of a former employee of the Cathedral.
There were also several other objects of worth stolen from the Cathedral found in the home of the former employee. The codex appeared to be in perfect condition but an in depth analysis will have to be performed in order to verify it. The former cathedral employee was convicted of the theft of the codex and of EUR 2. Its oversized pages were trimmed down during a restoration in With some exceptions, each folio displays a single column of thirty-four lines of text.
Book IV had been torn off in , either by accident, theft or at the decree of King Philip III , and it was reinstated during the restoration. The letter of Pope Callixtus II which opens the book, occupies both recto and verso of the first two folios. He also describes how the manuscript survived many hazards from fire to drowning.
Anthologia liturgica. Book I accounts for almost half of all the codex and contains sermons and homilies concerning Saint James, two descriptions of his martyrdom and official liturgies for his veneration. Its relative size and the information it contains on the spiritual aspects of the pilgrimage make it the heart of the codex.
The Veneranda Dies sermon is the longest work in Book One and seems to have been part of the feast day celebrations for St. James July It commemorates the life, death and translation of the remains of St. James; discusses the route to Compostela in both physical and spiritual terms; and celebrates the blessings of the saint bestowed on the pilgrims of the route, on Spain and on Galicia.
De miraculis sancti Jacobi. The hagiographic Book II is an account of twenty-two miracles  across Europe attributed to Saint James, both during his life and after his death. Liber de translatione corporis sancti Jacobi ad Compostellam. It also tells of the custom started by the first pilgrims of gathering souvenir sea shells from the Galician coast.
The scallop shell is a symbol for Saint James. Book IV is attributed to Archbishop Turpin of Reims and commonly referred to as Pseudo-Turpin , although it is the work of an anonymous writer of the 12th century. It describes the coming of Charlemagne to Spain, his defeat at the Battle of Roncevaux Pass and the death of the knight Roland. The chapter also includes an account of Roland's defeat of the giant Saracen Ferragut. This widely publicized and multi-copied book describing the legend of Santiago Matamoros or 'St.
James the Moorslayer' is considered by scholars to be an early example of propaganda by the Catholic Church to drum up recruits for the military Order of Santiago. The Order was formed in order to help protect church interests in northern Spain from Moorish invaders. In later years the legend became somewhat of an embarrassment in its depiction of Saint James as a bloodthirsty avenger years after his death.
Throughout northern Spain along the Way of St. Today this legend in northern Spain has cultural and historical significance that is completely separate from any of the original intentions by the Catholic Church. Iter pro peregrinis ad Compostellam. Book V is a wealth of practical advice for pilgrims,  informing them where they should stop, relics they should venerate, sanctuaries they should visit, bad food they should be wary of  and commercial scams, including in the author's opinion, other churches who claimed to hold relics of St.
It also describes the city of Santiago de Compostela and its cathedral. The popular appeal of Book V led to it achieving the greatest fame, and it has been described as the first tourist's guide book. These passages are of great interest to musicologists as they include early examples of polyphony. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Main article: Historia Caroli Magni. Crusading Spirituality in the Holy Land and Iberia, c.
Olive Press Newspaper - Theolivepress. Retrieved Tremlett, Giles La Vanguardia. Retrieved 4 July The Guardian. Retrieved 29 July The Telegraph. The Miracles of Saint James English translation. Italica Press. The Chronicle of Pseudo-Turpin English translation. Italica Pr. The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago. In Ole Peter Grell ed. Contexts - Making sense of things:an introduction to material culture. Piers Baker-Bates. The Open University. California: University of California Press.
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The manuscript, guarded from the Middle Ages in the cathedral of Santiago, remained for a year in hiding after being stolen by a former employee of the temple. The volume was kept in the Cathedral of Santiago until the year in which it was stolen from the temple by a former employee, who kept it hidden until police found it 12 months later- it consists of sermons, hymns, miracles, liturgical texts, musicals pieces and stories about the Apostle Santiago and the pilgrimage route. That of Compostela is the oldest complete copy of the work known as Liber Sancti Jacobi, of which there are about copies distributed throughout Europe. The texts were written at different times and independently, but the authorship of the last of the books that completes the Codex Calixtinus and, which specifically refers to the Camino of Santiago, was attributed to the French monk Aymeric Picaud. The scrolls that make up the Codex Calixtinus are divided into five books and two appendices. The letter includes details on how the manuscript survived through different hazards.
El Códice Calixtino recuperado estaba en una bolsa de plástico
It is a pseudepigraph attributed to Pope Callixtus II ; its principal author or compilator is referred to as "Pseudo-Callixtus", often identified with French scholar Aymeric Picaud. Its most likely date of compilation is the period of — It was intended as an anthology of background detail and advice for pilgrims following the Way of St. The collection includes sermons , reports of miracles and liturgical texts associated with Saint James, and a set of polyphonic musical pieces. In it are also found descriptions of the route, works of art to be seen along the way, and the customs of the local people. The compilation of Codex Calixtinus predates , most likely taking place during the late s to early s. This compilation is most likely due to the French scholar Aymeric Picaud.