The Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela: A Critical Edition
Volume I: The Manuscripts. Volume II: The Text
, J. Krochalis
, P. Gerson
, A. Shaver-Crandell (eds.)
2 vol., 578 p., (in 2 vols. of 294 and 284 pp. respectively); incl. 88 ills., 185 x 265 mm, 1998
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This volume presents a fresh interpretation of the origins of the
Pilgrim´s Guide, its dissemination and its reception over six
centuries, based on a new analysis of the twelve extant manuscripts and
a collation of the variants.
I. The Manuscripts
This volume presents a fresh interpretation of the origins of the Guide, its
dissemination and its reception over six centuries, based on a new analysis
of the twelve extant manuscripts and a collation of the variants. The authors
introduce their detailed Catalogue of Manuscripts with a full discussion on
the origins, patronage, authorship and production of the manuscripts. And to
accompany the Catalogue, there is also a body of illustrations in which a
selection of the significant pages from each extant copy is reproduced.
II. The Text
This en regard editio offers a new English translation of the Latin Text of
probably the earliest surviving copy of the Guide - the Codex Calixtinus in
the Archivo de la Catedral de Santiago de Compostela. Extensive annotations
of both the Latin and English texts collate this manuscript with the other
eleven extant copies. All aspects of the contents of the text are commented
on - saints, relics, buildings, place-names, language, costumes, customs,
history and art. More detailed discussions on the monuments are cross-refe-
renced to the entries and illustrations in the companion volume, the
GAZETTEER. Also included here is an exhaustive Bibliography, and a Map of the
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