The 22 miracles associated with S. James from book II of the Codex Calixtinus are presented here in English translation, including the famous miracle of the hanged boy, who revives when his father returns from his pilgrimage to Santaigo de Compostela. The introduction analuzes the types, places, and recipients of the miracles and discusses the appearances of St. James himself in these stories.
The veneranda dies sermon, the seventeenth chapter of Book I of the Codex Calixtinus, is also included. This is a contemporary description of the necissity, the ways and means, and t5he dangers of making the Compostela pilgrimage. The author’s diatribes against the abuses common on the route give the twentieth-century reader a fascinating view of life on pilgrimage.