Badge of St James

Badge of St James CoKL: Corpus Kalendarium

A body or complete collection of writings or the like; the whole body of literature on any subject. (OED)
pl. gen. neut. of Calendar. From Kalends, the start of the month.

A relational database of calendars from European Books of Hours (11th through 17th Century). The database can be browsed via saint or manuscript.

Our logo is the badge of St. James the Great, celebrated on July 25th (except in Russia where his feast is August 30th). His traditional badge is the scallop or cockle shell. This example was made in the 14th Century at his principal shrine in Compostela, Spain, and is now in the collection of the Museum of London.

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