The Author:

Just for the fun of it, and not due to necessity or because of his personal ego, the author of these pages would like to go by the name of that illustrious and magnificent medieval Sorian writer, Per Abbat.

He was born thirty-some years ago in Madrid, where he lived and studied until he was motivated by the legendary technological El Dorado of Central Europe and moved to the teutonic lands. After 8 years of datives and accusatives, beer and brezels, sandals and socks, and engineering and consulting…the New World is knocking on his door.

If you have any ideas, suggestions, comments or complaints about the website and/or its contents, you can get in contact with him here o here.

The Codices:

The latin term “codex, -icis” comes from “caudex, -icis”, another latin word that means wood or tree trunk. The first Christians started using the word codex to refer to a new type of manuscript that, in contrast to the traditional rolled parchments, consisted of folded parchments compresed between two rectangular pieces of wood.

As time passed by, the word codex was not only used to refer to that primitive form of a book, but also to any type of historic manuscript illustrated document, with or without wooden covers, as shown in the
mayan codices or in the medieval codices.