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Codicology, Illuminated Manuscripts, Palaeography, Historiated Initials and all the rest!
Codicology, Illuminated Manuscripts, Palaeography, Historiated Initials and all the rest!

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An improved DMMapp is on the way! “We are dedicated to making digitized collections as easy to access as possible.” That’s the objective of the DMMapp Beta. Since its release, the DMMapp has been linking digital repositories to it users; but we believe it…
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The Biblioteca de la Universidad de Barcelona one of the many new digitized libraries to the DMMapp (we are now at 500+!). The link to the Barcelona University Library was given to us through a tweet from @Archivalia_kg (he also has an excellent blog in…
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The digitized manuscripts of the Fitzwilliam Museum

That little jewel in the in the center of Cambridge that is the Fitzwilliam Museum is home to an extraordinary collection of paintings, engravings, and most importantly for us, digitized medieval manuscripts. These manuscripts are available online (and…
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A week in Paradise: the Cassino Summer School

How does one describe an amazing experience that involves history, Italy, pizza and a ton of amazing medieval manuscripts coming from the most famous monastery in southern Italy? Let’s try starting from the beginning: From June the 29th until July the 3rd…
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From our Tumblr Feed: iron-thane: Assassination of Yvain de Galles at the siege of the castle of Mortagne-sur-Gironde, from Jean de Wavrin’s ‘Chronique d’Angleterre’ British Library Royal. http://bit.ly/16HxcnY
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From our Tumblr Feed: margaretandcecily: Cecily: You know what would improve these dresses? Swords. Charles: I don’t think- Cecily: And iron gauntlets. They’d work perfectly. Charles: That’s not very femi- Cecily: Maybe some chainmail, too. I mean, Margaret doesn’t have the complexion for it, but I’d look delightful, wouldn’t I? Charles: …Of course, Mistress Cecily. Cecily: I knew you’d agree with me! Come, ladies, let’s go and get measured up. (Image source) http://bit.ly/18QWD7e
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From our Tumblr Feed: konguloarkonan: discardingimages: hey dragon. you’re not supposed to be here. Conception of Alexander the Great, Les faize d’Alexandre (translation of Historiae Alexandri Magni of Quintus Curtius Rufus), Bruges ca. 1468-1475. British Library, Burney 169, fol. 14r #i hate it when i come home and find a dragon in bed with my wife http://bit.ly/1u1SANd
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One of my biggest passions has always been astronomy: studying the names of the stars, the constellations’ myths, the planets’ movements. This passion has often met my other big love, medieval manuscripts, in the form of awesome astronomical manuscripts.…
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From our Tumblr Feed: The “Black Book of Hours” Bruges c.1466-1475 The “Black Book of Hours” is so called, because the parchment was dyed to a deep black color before it was written and decorated. Source: http://bit.ly/1IH1W59 http://bit.ly/1IH1Tqb
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From our Tumblr Feed: The front cover of the newly digitised Geese Book (1503-1510). Pigskin binding with brass. This book is 25.75" x 17.5" in size with gilt, stamped edges. Manuscript made available online yesterday by the good people at the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Source: http://bit.ly/1HfOlV7 http://bit.ly/1HfOjNa
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