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codex

a legal code. In particular a part of the CORPUS JURIS CIVILIS.

CODEX. Literally, a volume or roll. It is particularly applied to the volume of the civil law, collected by the emperor Justinian, from all pleas and answers of the ancient lawyers, which were in loose scrolls or sheets of parchment. These he compiled into a book which goes by the name of Codex.

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Three other Maya bark-paper manuscripts, dubbed the Dresden, Madrid and Paris codices for where they're housed, were discovered and authenticated by the mid-1800s (SN: 2/21/15, p.
Features unique to the mobile app include a bookmarking tool for individual pages and the personal library space called My Codices.
And according to the first and most important of its colophons--statements at the end of codices providing information about who wrote and commissioned them, and to whom they were given--it was commissioned by a rich Karaite and written in 894 CE by Moshe ben Asher, Aaron's father, making it the earliest known Hebrew manuscript.
9) In this context, it is obvious that Betanzos' gifts to Clement VII in 1532-1533 represent the second earliest, and by far the best recorded, arrival of Mexican objects to a member of the Medici family; it is also the only one explicitly described as comprising knives, masks, featherworks and codices.
El empeno academico del grupo Amoxcalli obtuvo finalmente la comprension de las autoridades de la BNF, particularmente de Monique Cohen, entonces directora del Fondo de Manuscritos Orientales, del que forma arte el Fondo Mexicano, y las reproduciones digitales de los codices reproducidos en el disco Amoxcalli pudieron ser compradas gracias al apoyo decisivo del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia de Mexico.
Con la destruccion de los codices en el periodo inicial de la conquista y la colonizacion, multiples rasgos de las culturas indigenas se vieron afectados; no obstante, la tradicion indigena de elaborar "libros pintados" no se perdio hasta el siglo XVIII, ya que, por un lado, formaba parte de una tradicion muy arraigada, y por otro, algunos misioneros espanoles y autoridades civiles que conocemos como "eruditos mexicanistas", iniciaron en pleno siglo XVI, conscientes de la grandeza de lo que habia sido destruido, la recopilacion de los restos que la poblacion indigena guardaba en la memoria para reconstruir la historia.
Los llamamos codices porque esta palabra se uso en la Edad Media para designar manuscritos con pinturas.
The Coptic Gnostic Library includes not only the Nag Hammadi tractates, but also the contents of three additional codices, the Papyrus Berolinensis 8502, the Askew codex, and the Bruce codex, all known prior to 1945.
Ruz, junto con otros investigadores de distintas dependencias, se opone a que los codices se saquen de la boveda en que se guardan dentro de la biblioteca para la que labora, por el irreparable dano que pueden sufrir, por el riesgo de que se maltraten, destruyan, estropeen y nos quedemos sin nada, incapaces de volver a tener --aunque se reconstruyesen-- materiales tan valiosos para los mexicanos y para la humanidad".
The find was originally estimated to have totalled two thousand leaves and, as the cache was broken up by the first dealer, reassigning the separated quires into their original codices was far from easy.
In a completely separate development, codices also were made by pre-Columbian peoples of Mesoamerica after about AD 1000.
The manuscript eventually moved to the collection of Purchas' friend, the jurist and antiquary John Selden (who already owned two other Mexican pictorial documents), and after his death all three codices entered the Bodleian library, where they finally came to rest.