Manuscripts / Documents

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The Cid documents

The 10 documents in this publication feature Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar – better known as El Cid – as the main protagonist and, in some of them, El Cid appears as a donor of goods to the church.

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Letter Puebla de Ciudad Real

The founding of Villa-Real and the Carta Puebla. The original document of the Carta Puebla is held in the archives at the Ciudad Real Town Hall. De cómo el rey don Alfonso X el Sabio fizo a Villa-Real é la pobló yendo camino de la frontera.

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General Hospital of Valencia

This historic document has been produced to commemorate the fifth centenary of the General Hospital of Valencia in its service to society as a leading provider of public health. It is also intended to give tribute and recognition to those who significantly contributed to imbuing the institution with life, science and fame.

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Homilies d’Organyà

The Homilies of Organyà are considered to be the first literary text written in Catalan and also the first known translation between Romance vernacular languages.

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Act of the Court of Cervera

The Cortes Catalanas that met in Cervera in 1359 instituted a permanent body to collect and administer taxes, the Diputació del General. This delegate body of the Courts would later become known as the Generalitat.

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The Guitard Isarn Grievance

These are a legal document: It is a brief of the transgressions of feudal rights. In this document, Guitard Isarn, lord of Caboet, demands reparation of affronts and harm inflicted upon him by his vassals.

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The Greco. His life, his work

 

El Greco has constantly been studied by universal historiography in hundreds of studies and is considered one of the all-time grand masters of painting.

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Jacinto Verdaguer. La Atlántida and Canigó

La Atlántida and Canigó represent the epic skyline of Verdaguer. In the first case, the aim was focused to create a great poem that gave meaning, dignity and coherence to a literature that was being reborn.

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