Project Status: Ongoing

Created by scholars at the University of Birmingham, the Estoria de Espanna Digital project has created a digital edition of nine of the medieval manuscript witnesses to the text of theĀ Estoria de Espanna, the 13th-century Spanish-language chronicle commissioned by Alfonso X. The chronicle details the history of the Iberian peninsula from Roman times up to Alfonso’s reign. The project presents the versions in diplomatic or facsimile format and allows a user to view texts side by side for comparison.

The project includes methodological and introductory information in both Spanish and English. The project has also made its data open-source, allowing users to download complete textual versions in XML. The project was recently updated in June 2020.

Resource details:

Resource Type: BibliographyBlogDigital EditionDownloadable dataText: Medieval

License: Creative CommonsMust provide creditNo FeeOpen Source

Modern Language: EnglishSpanish

Medieval content details:

Dates: 400 - 1300

Though the text derives from the 13th century, the contents of the chronicle cover from the Roman period up to Alfonso X's time.

Subject: Early Germanic PeoplesGovernmentHistoryPolitical ThoughtRoyalty, Monarchs

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Art and ArtifactsManuscriptsMaterial Evidence

Geopolitical Region: EuropeIberian PeninsulaPortugalSpain

Original Language: LatinSpanish