Rimado de la Conquista de Granada


Rimado de la Conquista de Granada


Rimado de la Conquista de Granada (Rhyme of the Conquest of Granada). Facsimile edition of a interesting beautiful manuscript of medium format and size (148 sheets of vellum of 14,5 x 21,5 cm) currently kept at the extraordinary library of the Condé Museum, Chantilly (France), under the inexact title of "Devocionario de la Reyna Dońa Juana a quien llamaron la Loca", press mark 604 (1339)-XIV-D-14, which is a rhymed reminder of the most remarkable domestic achievements of the Catholic Monarchs -Reyes Católicos-, specially focused in putting an end to the Reconquista, written by Pedro (or Pero) Marcuello, alcaide of Calatorao (Zaragoza), at the end of the 15th century, between 1482 and 1502 to win the monarchs' favours and their daughter's, Princess Juana. It is a true "rich" codex, not only for the historic value of a witness's direct testimony of one of the most exciting events in the Spanish History, but also for the 58 miniatures at full page of this forgotten manuscript and the numerous decorated initial letters and margin borders of its written pages, both decorated with fine applications of gold leaves, supreme exponent of the library paintings from Aragón in the passage from the Medieval Age to the Modern Age, that is, from the Gothic to the Renaissance. The main author of the critic edition, compiled in one additional volume, is Estrella Ruiz-Gálvez y Priego, professor at the Caen University (France). Both volumes are presented in a box matching the binding: stamped leather -restored reproduction from the Mudejar original kept in the manuscript- for the facsimile and cloth with spine for the supplementary volume.

ISBN 84-85197-44-5







Rimado de la Conquista de Granada



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