Record Number : 41449 of 13452

Title : Scriptorium : medieval and early modern manuscripts online

Description :
Scriptorium is an online digital archive of manuscript miscellanies and commonplace books dating from the 15th to 18th centuries. The archive is the work of a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge, and is still progressing. At the time of writing the site gives access to images of three codexes from the University of Cambridge: a French Biblical miscellany from the 1540s; an English miscellany of verse dated c. 1640; and a 16th-century collection of carols in English and Latin. The images are of a high quality and can be enlarged for clearer viewing. The images are accompanied by: a description of the codex; a summary of its contents; and a bibliography. In the future the project hopes to provide access to manuscripts from some of its collaborators, including: the Brotherton Library at the University of Leeds; and Holkham Hall in Norfolk. Users of the site can also access: details of project news and events; a 'Provenance Image Database'; related articles; and a link to an online palaeography course. This site would be of use to those studying western manuscripts and literature.


Uncontrolled Keywords : mediaeval

Controlled Keywords : Arts and Humanities Research Council (Great Britain) (AHRC); medieval; manuscripts (document genre); anthologies; commonplace books; digital images; codicology; palaeography; poetry; Bible stories; literature (writings); literature (humanities);

Language : eng;

Period : 15th Century; 16th Century; 17th Century; 18th Century;

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