The Codices Electronici Sangallenses (CESG) website gives access to high resolution digital images of medieval codices in the Abbey Library of St Gallen in Switzerland (now a UNESCO World Heritage Centre). The aim is to bring these codices to a wider audience, and to partially replace the use of the fragile originals in the library. The codices available are shown in their entirety (including images of their binding), in high enough resolution to facilitate close study of their makeup as well as their content. Manuscripts represented range from: bibles; calendars; and antiphonals to: saints' lives; histories of the crusades; and a book of German pre-reformation songs. The site is available in French, German, English and Italian and includes a description of the CESG project and a brief history of the Abbey Library. The images are available for educational and research use, providing that the source is correctly cited, and are accompanied by detailed descriptions. This site would be of great interest to anyone studying medieval manuscripts and codices, and also to students of medieval palaeography, theology and philosophy.
The website "Manuscrits médiévaux des monastères et chapitres vosgiens. Catalogues and inventoires" is an online version of the second volume of Marie-José Gasse-Grandjean's doctoral thesis entitled "Livres manuscrits et librairies dans les abbayes et les chapitres vosgiens des origines au XVIe siècle", presented in 1989 at Universite Nancy 2 (2 vol., 752 p. + pl.). This volume brings together various research sources, including: a catalogue of the surviving Vosgian manuscripts, a presentation of ancient book catalogues from Vosgian monasteries, and a list of books found in various archives.The complete text of the volume is available online, as well as an extensive bibliography and a few digital images of manuscripts. The catalogue of surviving manuscripts is presented in a searchable database form, and includes comprehensive indexes for each search field. This resource is particularly useful to the specialist manuscript researcher. The site is now archived.