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The hagiographic Book II is an account of twenty-two miracles [15] across Europe attributed to Saint James, both during his life and after his death.

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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. The book was stolen from its security case in the cathedral’s archives on 3 July [7] Spanish press reports speculated that the theft may have been an attempt to embarrass the cathedral administration over lax security measures [8] or xongaudeant attempt to settle a personal or professional grievance.

Retrieved 4 July He also describes how the manuscript survived many hazards from fire to drowning. The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago. The work was particularly popular at the Abbey of Cluny.

The miracles in book II are recounted with their dates, between andso that the completion of the compilation can with some certainty be dated to between andand with highest probability to the s.

The scallop shell is a symbol for Saint James.

Latin Wikisource has original text related to this article: Views Read Edit View history. Archived from the original on A Cagholici Crossroads at the Edge of Europep. Book IV had been torn off ineither by accident, theft or at the decree of King Philip IIIand it was reinstated during the restoration. Throughout northern Spain along the Way of St.


Codex Calixtinus

These passages are of great interest to musicologists as they include early examples of polyphony. The History of Basque Routledge: Retrieved from ” https: Its oversized pages were trimmed down during a restoration in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Book I accounts for almost half of all the codex and contains sermons and homilies concerning Saint Cagholici, two descriptions of his martyrdom and official liturgies for his veneration.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Culture and Society in Medieval Galicia: It commemorates the life, death and translation of the remains of St. This date serves as terminus ante quem for the compilation of the Liber excluding appendices. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Codex Calixtinus.

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On 4 Julythe codex was found in the garage of a former employee of the Cathedral. 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 Order was formed in order to help protect church interests in northern Spain from Moorish invaders. While the individual texts have a congaudean 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.

Iter cathklici peregrinis ad Compostellam. Devotions and Pilgrimages in the Netherlandsp. Retrieved 29 July James”, Codex Calixtinus is the archetype manuscript for the composite Liber sancti Jacobi. It was intended as an anthology of background detail and advice for pilgrims following the Way of St.

The compilation of Codex Calixtinus predatesmost likely taking place during the late s to early s. The former cathedral employee was convicted of the theft of the codex and of EUR 2. The letter of Pope Callixtus II which opens the book, occupies both recto and verso of the first two folios.


It also tells of the custom started by the first pilgrims of gathering souvenir sea shells from the Galician coast. 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.

There are some clues suggestive of a later date of aroundbut none of them render impossible a date of around In Ole Peter Grell. On and Off the Road to Santiago. Book IV is attributed to Archbishop Turpin of Reims and commonly referred to as Pseudo-Turpinalthough it is the work of an anonymous writer of the 12th century. The Miracles of Saint James English translation. In later years the legend became somewhat of an embarrassment in its depiction of Saint James as a bloodthirsty avenger years after his death.

It describes the coming of Charlemagne to Spain, his defeat at the Battle of Roncevaux Pass and the death of the knight Roland. Book V is a wealth of practical advice for pilgrims, [18] informing them where they should stop, relics they should venerate, sanctuaries they should visit, bad food they should be wary of [19] and commercial scams, including in the author’s opinion, other churches who claimed to hold relics of St. The chapter also includes an account of Roland’s defeat of the giant Saracen Ferragut.

University of Notre Dame. Three parts of the Codex Calixtinus include music: The collection includes sermonsreports of miracles and liturgical texts associated with Saint James, and a set of polyphonic musical pieces. The Veneranda Dies sermon is the longest work in Book One and seems to have been part of the feast day celebrations for St.