Lingua Navarrorum

Lingua Navarrorum

1167

Commissioned by King Sancho VI. of Navarre: one of the oldest documents on the history of the Basque language

  1. Spoken in the mountains of Northern Spain, Basque is the oldest and most isolated language in Europe

  2. The “Language of the Navarrese” was an expression used by King Sancho VI of Navarre (1132–1194)

  3. His term for the language of his country appears in a document from 1167 regarding the mayors of Zamarce

Lingua Navarrorum

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Description
Lingua Navarrorum

The Lingua Navarrorum or “Language of the Navarrese”, was an expression used by King Sancho VI of Navarre (1132–1194), called the Wise, to designate the language of his people. It appears in a document from 1167 regarding the mayors of Zamarce, a monastic town in northwest Navarre whose roots lie in Roman Spain. The expression has sometimes been incorrectly used to indicate that Basque was the only language of Navarre during the Middle Ages, but was actually one of several languages, including Occitan. When King Carlos III of Navarre (1361–1425) swore his royal oaths during his coronation on February 13th, 1390, he did so in the “language of Navarre”.


Available facsimile editions:
Lingua Navarrorum – Catedral de Santa María la Real (Pamplona, Spain)
Editorial Mintzoa – Pamplona, 2001
Limited Edition: 365 copies
Facsimile Editions

#1 Lingua Navarrorum (1167)

Editorial Mintzoa – Pamplona, 2001

Publisher: Editorial Mintzoa – Pamplona, 2001
Limited Edition: 365 copies
Commentary: 1 volume by José Goñi Gaztanbide, José M. Satrustegi
Language: Spanish, English
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) The parchment facsimile edition is presented in a frame, protected by a double layered glass. The main document comes with a translation into Spanish, Basque and English.
Price Category: €€ (1,000€ - 3,000€)
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