Missal of Silos
The Missal of Silos is the oldest known paper document created in the Christian West. The paper for the missal probably came from Islamic Spain. Strictly speaking a Liber Mysticus or Breviarum gothicum, it was created in the 11th century. The missal is held in the library of the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos near Burgos, Spain as Codex 6, though it originated from the monastery of Santa María la Real of Nájera. It is a Mozarabic rite quarto missal with 157 original folios of which 1 to 37 are paper and the rest in parchment.
- Crespo, Carmen; Vinas, Vincente (1984). "The Preservation and Restoration of Paper Records and Books: A RAMP Study with Guidelines" (pdf). United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. p. 3. Retrieved 2013-07-10.
- Vivancos, Miguel C. (2007). Susana Zapke, ed. Hispania Vetus: Musical-Liturgical Manuscripts from Visigothic. Bilbao: Fundación BBVA. p. 290.
- Catalogue entry & image in Vivancos
- Catholic Encyclopedia on Mozarabic Rite; see "Offices and Masses; f)" - source of material, size and ff number.
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