Becerro Galicano de San Millán de la Cogolla

The Becerro Galicano is a monastic cartulary that was compiled around the year 1195 in the Spanish abbey of San Millán de la Cogolla, in what is today Rioja province. The single volume in Caroline script (hence ‘Galicano’) contains some 750 documents ranging in date from 759 to 1194, as well as some twenty texts introduced into its end folios during the 13th century.

The Becerro Galicano is one of the most important sources for the study of Christian Spain between the 8th and 12th centuries. Both the location of the monastery on the Castilian-Navarrese border and the vast scale of its demesne make the cartulary an important source for the early history of both the kingdom of Pamplona and the county of Castile, and more generally for the lands and peoples of the Rioja, Navarre, Castile, Álava and Bizkaia over some four centuries.

The cartulary can be accessed both through high resolution images of the folios, and a transcription. It can be downloaded in TEI format. The contents can be browsed by folio, codex date, or critical date. Various search options are also available. The website contains indices for vocabulary, place-names, and personal names, as well as a lemmatised index which allows the user to search for a term regardless of the form of spelling in the cartulary. These indices can be downloaded in RTF format.

This digital edition is the result of a collaborative project between the University of the Basque Country and the Centro Internacional de Investigación de la Lengua Española, with collaboration of King’s College London and Euskaltzaindia.

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