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Two Spanish Chronicles, half-legendary

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MS. Add. A. 214
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Two Spanish Chronicles, half-legendary, compiled by Santiago Martinez, who dedicates them to Philip iii, king of Spain:

  1. (fol. vi). 'Libro de la historia del famosissimo infante Don Pelayo ... cabeça de los Reyes de España, sacada de las chronicas della ... por el licenciado Martinez ...', in 54 chapters, preceded by a dedication, preface and three poems on the work and author, and including (chaps. 52-54) a short account of all the kings of Spain.
  2. (fol. 131). 'La muy famosa batalla que los Jaqueses tubieron contra el Rey Abderramen de Cordoua y gran multitud de Moros ...', in 16 chapters, preceded by a preface and two poems. This refers to an engagement near Jaca in the second half of the 8th century.


  • Creation: written in the 17th century


164 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Spanish; Castilian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 214, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. A. 214

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18644


Two Spanish Chronicles, half-legendary, written in the 17th century.

Biographical / Historical

Santiago Martinez (fl. 17th century).

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 28704.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Lot 167 in the S. W. Singer sale, Aug. 3, 1858: bought by the Library for £3 3s.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/2 × 6 in.

Two Spanish Chronicles, half-legendary
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom