Book of Testaments

Metropolitan Cathedral, Oviedo




Date: ca. 1109-1112.
Size: ± 364 x 240 mm.
226 pages, 17 miniatures, illuminated initials and marginal decorations.
Bound in embossed, brown leather.
Leather case.
Commentary volume (828 p.) by Elena E. Rodríguez Díaz (Universidad de Huelva), Mª Josefa Sanz Fuentes (Universidad de Oviedo), Joaquín Yarza Luaces (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona) and Emiliano Fernández Vallina (Universidad de Salamanca).
Unique and unrepeatable first edition, strictly limited to 987 numbered and authenticated copies.
ISBN:  978-84-88526-06-9


Date: ca. 1109-1112.
Size: ± 364 x 240 mm.
226 pages, 17 miniatures, illuminated initials and marginal decorations.
Bound in embossed, brown leather.
Leather case.
Commentary volume (828 p.) by Elena E. Rodríguez Díaz (Universidad de Huelva), Mª Josefa Sanz Fuentes (Universidad de Oviedo), Joaquín Yarza Luaces (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona) and Emiliano Fernández Vallina (Universidad de Salamanca).
Unique and unrepeatable first edition, strictly limited to 987 numbered and authenticated copies.
ISBN:  978-84-88526-06-9





Commentary volume

Book of Testaments Metropolitan Cathedral, Oviedo


Contenido:

El libro de los testamentos, Gabino Díaz Merchán, Arz. de Toledo

Estudio codicológico
Elena E. Rodríguez Díaz (Universidad de Huelva)

Estudio paleográfico
Mª Josefa Sanz Fuentes (Universidad de Oviedo)

Las miniaturas del Libro de los Testamentos
Joaquín Yarza Luaces (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona)

El Obispo Pelayo de Oviedo: su vida y su obra
Emiliano Fernández Vallina (Universidad de Salamanca)

Traducción
Emiliano Fernández Vallina

Transcripción
Mª Josefa Sanz Fuentes

Índice de documentos según su orden en el Liber Testamentorum
Mª Josefa Sanz Fuentes

Índice de documentos por orden cronológico
Mª Josefa Sanz Fuentes

Índice antroponímico
Mª Josefa Sanz Fuentes

Índice toponímico
Mª Josefa Sanz Fuentes

ISBN: 978-84-88526-07-6

 






Description

Book of Testaments Metropolitan Cathedral, Oviedo


Unanimously acclaimed as the most beautiful codex of the 12th century, the Book of Testaments provides a documentary, artistic, historical, social, critical and informative insight into medieval life, along with many other aspects making this truly masterful book essential reading for an understanding of the genesis of Spain.

Although the actual name of the miniaturist known as the Master of the Book of Testaments is unknown, his artistic personality is of such magnitude that it places his work – with its highly original composition and technique, and unmistakable and unprecedented style – in a class of its own.

“From many viewpoints the Book of Testaments is an extremely attractive work. It plays a key role in the history of the miniature for until then, no cartulary anywhere in Europe had ever been illustrated in this way. [...] The Book of Testaments was a unique work from the start and has never ceased to be the most extraordinary of all European Romanesque cartularies.”

Joaquín Yarza
History of Art Professor



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