Are you interested in learning more about the history of people who lived in Europe between 500 and 1500 A.D.? Below you can find helpful information for your research or check out our Medieval Manuscript Digital Collection with over 5,600 items.
Want to know more about the most popular type of book -- the "bestseller" of the Middle Ages? This site gives the nuts and bolts of the contents of these books and how they were used. Created by the Institute for Studies of Illuminated Manuscripts in Denmark.
An online catalog of illuminated manuscripts in the collections of the Royal Library and the Museum Meermanno in The Hague, Netherlands. This site features a highlights tour organized by theme and a user-friendly search engine.
This site by Jean-Luc Deuffic is the only blog dedicated to the study of illuminated medieval manuscripts. Deuffic writes in French but has recently started providing English translations for his entries. Check out what he has to say about different manuscript topics and practice your French at the same time! "Pecia" means "piece" in Latin and is the name for a system used for copying texts in the Middle Ages.