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Becerro de Benvivere: Third Part: Containing the "Vida de El Señor Diego Martinez Salvador, Fundador de Benevivere Llamado El Santo."

Burnam, John M.

The Archive Histôrico Nacional contains among its treasures two MSS. with thé same signature 927–B, one of which bears the additional name of Becerro de Benevivere (or Bembivere). My attention was called to it by a learned note in J. Amador de los Rios, Historia critica de la Literatura Española, tom. II, p. 240, note l, where after mentioning the existence of several Latin poems on Spanish subjects he adds "no siendo menos notable el Poema de Benevivere, en que se célébra la fundacion de este monasterio por don Diego Martinez de Villa Mayor, obra debida á Pascasio, primer abad de dicha casa. Guârdase este raro monumento en la Real Academia de la Historia entre otros códices, traidos de Benevivere; y carece de principio, tratandose en el cuerpo.del poema de las virtudes de don Diego, su valia, su poder, y su piedad; y narrandose la fundacion, dotacion, eleccion de abad, y confirmacion apostolica, amonestase por ultimo à seguir honesta y santa vida, dândose noticia de la cristiana muerte de don Diego, de la adopcion que hace Alfonso VIII del monasterio y de la visita, con que le honra y favorece." None of the books to which I have access state when this fondo was transferred to the Archivo. the MS. in question is not a true Becerro at all, but merely contains a series of works written at or about the Convent.

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French and Romance Philology
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December 4, 2015
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