A Book of Law and Oaths

This book contains the Charters of King James I and Alphonse II of Valencia and is signed by the notary Boronat de Pera, who directed the elaboration under the mandate of King Alphonse (which conferred law status to the book). In years after 1240 the aspirations of the "costum" depended on the King’s willingness, who had granted it. For this the city and some towns attempted to obtain the irrevocability of Valencian law on behalf of the king, the definite constitution of the Kingdom as Autonomous State.

This took place in April 1261, in which evidence is shown of the celebration of the first Valencian "Corts", in which king James swore in the "Furs" and the "Costumes" of Valencia, and stated that, just as he had sworn and confirmed the charters and the customs, his successor should also do so before the "Cort General", at the beginning of their reign.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Furs": Els Furs de València facsimile edition, published by Vicent Garcia Editores, 1976

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Els Furs de València

Valencia: Vicent Garcia Editores, 1976

  • Commentary (Spanish) by García i Sanz, Arcadi; Guirau i Sichart, Alfons
  • Limited Edition: 2000 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Furs: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

Facsimile printed on specially made aged paper, imitating vellum. Commentary volume with the adaptation of the text of the charters of James the Conqueror and Alphonse the Benign from the edition of Francesc-Joan Pastor (Valencia, 1547) according to the same charters of the manuscript of Boronat de Pera from the municipal archives of the City of Valencia.

Facsimile and commentary presented in a case.


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