Treatises on the astrolabe and other astronomical texts

Identity statement area

Supplied Title:

Treatises on the astrolabe and other astronomical texts

Parallel title:

[Tractatus de astrolabio]. [De temporum ratione]

Reference number:

ACA,COLECCIONES,Manuscritos,Ripoll,225

Date of creation:

s.XI

Level of description:

Unidad Documental Compuesta_en

Reference code:

ES.08019.ACA//ACA,COLECCIONES,Manuscritos,Ripoll,225

Context

Archival History:

Biography / Administrative history:

The 231 manuscript codices of the 10th to the 15th centuries from the Benedictine monastery of Santa María de Ripoll that entered the Archive of the Crown of Aragon as a result of the ecclesiastical property dispossession laws in the first half of the XIXth century, represent only a part of the great library of the monastery. Formed over the centuries, both with manuscripts copied in its own scriptorium, active since the Xth century, and by numerous acquisitions, was largely destroyed after the fire of the monastery in 1835. Highlights the manuscripts of the tenth and eleventh centuries of scientific matter, literary and patristic, and an important set of legal codices.

Original Reference Number:

Signatura antigua: Estante 3º, cajón 3º; núm. moderno 21; núm. antiguo 270.

Content and Structure

Scope and Content:

This codex of the mid-eleventh century contains various texts of astronomical and mathematical content. The construction and uses of the astrolabe stand out, an instrument whose origin goes back to the classical period and which was spread in medieval Europe from the treatises of Muslim astronomers, thus allowing a remarkable improvement in navigation techniques.

[Tractatus de astrolabio]. [De temporum ratione] / [Bedae Venerabilis]

Manuscript miscellaneous, of astronomical and mathematical content, written by several contemporary hands.

Conditions of Access and Use

General Conditions of Access:

©MECD. Archivos Estatales (España). La difusión de la información descriptiva y de las imágenes digitales de este documento ha sido autorizada por el titular de los derechos de propiedad intelectual exclusivamente para uso privado y para actividades de docencia e investigación. En ningún caso se autoriza su reproducción con finalidad lucrativa ni su distribución, comunicación pública y transformación por cualquier medio sin autorización expresa y por escrito del propietario.

Language :

Escritura minúscula carolina

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements:

Iniciales y rúbricas en rojo o adornadas en rojo y ocasionalmente en amarillo. Encuadernación en pergamino (S. XIX).

State of conservation:

Good

Related documentation

Medium/Archival Material:

Digitized contains digitized images

Publication Notes:

Bibliografía: Zacharias García Villada, "Bibliotheca Patrum Latinorum Hispaniensis", II Band, 1 Teil, Wien, 1915. Ed. J. Millàs, "Assaig d'història de les idees físiques i matemàtiques a la Catalunya medieval", Barcelona, 1931; G. Puigvert, "Astronomia i astrologia al monestir de Ripoll", Barcelona, 2000.

 Notes

Notes:

This document was pre-selected for EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES: FROM THE NEW WORLD TO NEW TECHNOLOGIES, exhibition of the "European Digital Treasures" project, funded by the European Union's Creative Europe Programme.

Extent and medium

105 Hoja(s) on Pergamino_en .  Size  14 x11.5 CM_en .  Foliación moderna: 1-105. En blanco: h. 38v, 39r, 65r, 85r, 86v, 93v, 103r-v, 104r-v, 105v..