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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. The app also allows users to download entire manuscripts for offline use.
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. In this perspective, it is important to stress that some of the items that Clement VII received from Betanzos could well have ended up not only in Bologna and Rome but also in Florence and, maybe, in other Italian places; we must also consider that some objects, beside those explicitly described as in possession of Leandro Alberti, could well have remained in Bologna if donated by the Pope to other individuals.
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.
Del aprecio indigena por conservar y registrar escrupulosamente en sus codices los hechos de su historia, su geografia, su organizacion politica y de gobierno, su cosmovision y formas de vida, llegan a nuestros dias innumerables referencias.
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".
In 1929, local workmen digging for fertilizer in the ruins of an ancient house in Medinet Madi in Egypt discovered a cache of papyrus codices still with their wooden covers in a chest.
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.