Ediciones Emilianenses

Product Details

By Emiliano Navas Sánchez and Valle Camacho Matute
Calligraphy: Valle Camacho Matute

PVP: 30 euros
First edition: 2008. Logroño.
ISBN: 978-84-612-5239-8

Also available at Aurea bookstore, in Madrid, the only bookstore specializing in classical Latin and Greek philology, archeology, ancient history,and Hispanic philology.

Brightly colored miniatures based on Nordic models of Carolingian Illumination.


The Codex Albeldensis or Vigilanus, written in Visigothic script in 976, is a collection of decrees from the councils of Hispania and abroad and also includes the Liber Iudiciorum, the civil legislation applied in Spain until the thirteenth century.

The decorative miniatures are extremely varied, on occasion forming a series of arches that frame the text. Among the beasts we can find serpents, roosters, asps, crocodiles, dragons, basilisks,etc.

Sometimes the illustrations of animals appear as isolated decorative elements and others, as animal motifs interwoven with the letters.

The illustration on the right with the interwoven motif is part of the letter I.



Detailed snakehead

Detail of head of rooster

Detail of head of basilisks

Educational details
Recommended age:
+ 9 years

You will enjoy this book if you like:
Discovering medieval script.
Learning about the calligraphy of past eras.
Decorating your journal or favorite books.

Areas of knowledge:
Spanish language and literature.
Art education.



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Ediciones Emilianenses

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