Two Spanish Chronicles, half-legendary
MS. Add. A. 214
Two Spanish Chronicles, half-legendary, compiled by Santiago Martinez, who dedicates them to Philip iii, king of Spain:
- (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.
- (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.
- written in the 17th century
Language of Materials
- Spanish; Castilian
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.
8 1/2 × 6 in.
- Two Spanish Chronicles, half-legendary
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