Los reyes construyeron edificios, donaron ricas vestiduras y entregaron tesoros de oro y plata. PUYOL ed. At ubi Legionem ventum fuerat, pro tantis victoriis inmensas Deo grates referens, eius genitrici beate Marie virgini ex proprio palatio ecclesiam fieri iussit, cathedramque episcopalem in ea statuens, que prius, extra murum ciuitatis perparua diocesy compta, in honore santi Petri apostolorum principis ambiebatur. Hanc ergo profecto pontificalem sedem, in nominis veneratione beate Marie nouiter sancitam, ampliori diocesy magnisque honorifibus regali auctoritate catholice locupletauit El mismo discurso se mantiene en la Chronica funeraria de su posterior mausoleo catedralicio, cuyo texto ha sido analizado por V.
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Since Rainerius reigned as Paschal II from to January and there is no mention of his death, modern scholars have largely accepted that he was still alive at the time of composition.
Consequently, the text of the Historia is highly corrupted and the various critical editions contain numerous emendations. He relied on the now lost Fresdelval manuscript, supposedly from c. Three copies of the Fresdelval survive, none earlier than c. Another possible source for domus seminis was suggested in by the paleographer Manuel C. Though it suffered several raids from Almanzor , it was restored by Alfonso V — and patronised heavily by his daughter Sancha and her husband, Ferdinand I.
The anonymous author, if sancti Iohannis was indeed his intention, may have sought to indicate that he became a monk at the monastery before The author is sometimes known as the Monk of Silos, despite that this identification has now been discredited. His purpose in writing he declares in the seventh chapter to describe "the deeds of the lord Alfonso, the orthodox emperor of Spain", that is, Alfonso VI.
This comes mostly in blocks of edited text taken from older historical works. It ends in mid-sentence and may have been the original work of the "monk of Silos". These chapters cover the years from to the death of Alfonso V , but differ from the preceding chapters with respect to the years up to The thirtieth and final chapter of Sampiro does show signs of editing for which its English translators, Simon Barton and Richard A.
The monk resumes his original account after Sampiro with a chapter numbered Chapter 74 provides background on the Kingdom of Navarre. The last recorded event in the Historia is the funeral of Ferdinand on 2 January Themes Thematically, the Historia extols the Visigothic monarchy as the most orthodox in Christendom moreso even than the empire of Constantine after its conversion in The Leonese kingdom is called the Hispanie regnum kingdom of Spain and is presented as the legitimate successor to the Visigoths: the Leonese kings had been cleansed by punishment through the "barbarians" Muslims.
They redeem themselves in rescuing the churches from Muslim domination. Genealogically the Leonese kings are of the stirps regalis Gotorum royal stock of the Goths , an anachronism since the Gothic monarchy was elective. The "kingdom of the Cantabrians" Navarre is called a "province" and its kings are "noble" not royal , while the Kingdom of Aragon is but a "little fragment" of the province of Navarre.
During the Visigothic period, it is claimed, they aided heretics and rebels against the orthodox Goths. Charlemagne, too, according to the anonymous Historia, left Spain in ignominy, having been bribed to come in the first place.
Christian Spain would be restored. It has been speculated that the Historia was designed as a Leonese " mirror for princes ". He suggests that it is a finished work "intended to be obliquely critical of Alfonso VI. There for a long time I ruminated in my own mind upon various opinions of the holy fathers proclaimed in the holy books of Catholic kings.
There I gave a lengthy consideration to the judgements of the holy Catholic fathers on the sacred Books of Kings. He sees parallels between Solomon condemned for engaging foreign wives and Alfonso whose longest marriage was to the Frenchwoman, the aforementioned Constance, and who also had a relationship with a Muslim, Zaida of Seville.
References Editions Ambrosio Huici Miranda, ed. Spain: Ediciones Anubar, Francisco Santos Coco, ed. Historia Silense. Madrid: Simon Barton and Richard A. Fletcher, edd. Manchester: Manchester University Press, Literature J. Bernard F. Michael Gerli and Samuel G. Armistead, edd. Geoffrey West. Scribes unfamiliar with Visigothic forms commonly mistook per- for por-, l for f, and r for s. Francisco de Berganza records the intention of Sancha and Ferdinand to establish San Isidoro as their dynastic mausoleum.
Barton and Fletcher, Lucas de Tuy refers to Alfonso as a despoiler of San Isidoro in his Liber de miraculis sancti Isidori, written in the early thirteenth century.
Since Rainerius reigned as Paschal II from to January and there is no mention of his death, modern scholars have largely accepted that he was still alive at the time of composition. Consequently, the text of the Historia is highly corrupted and the various critical editions contain numerous emendations. He relied on the now lost Fresdelval manuscript, supposedly from c. Three copies of the Fresdelval survive, none earlier than c.