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The virtual library of medieval manuscripts (BVMM), developed by the Institute for Research and History of Texts (IRHT-CNRS), provides access to the reproduction of a large selection of manuscripts, from the Middle Ages to the sixteenth century.
Digital versions of two of the gems surviving from the monasteries of Reichenau and St. Gall the unique architectural drawing known as the Plan of St. Gall and the extensive ninth-century library collections of the two monasteries.
The Aberdeen Bestiary (Aberdeen University Library MS 24) is considered to be one of the best examples of its type due to its lavish and costly illuminations. The manuscript, written and illuminated in England around 1200, is of added interest since it contains notes, sketches and other evidence of the way it was designed and executed.
This fifteenth-century manuscript (AUL MS 25) was bequeathed to Marischal College, Aberdeen by one of its most famous graduates, Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715), Bishop of Salisbury, historian, theological writer, and adviser to William III.
from the British Library. Put together in the early 1570s by the Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator, perhaps the best-known mapmaker of all time, to help with planning the grand tour of Europe of his patron's son, the crown prince of Cleves.
The book is important because of its outstanding illuminations, particularly the miniatures painted by the so-called Alexis Master, which are among the finest examples of English Romanesque painting. The Chanson of Alexis is the earliest surviving example of Old French literature and is a key text for the development of the French language.
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Open access website designed to help read Old English, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced learner. It introduces topic by topic, the structure and sound of the Old English language in easy to digest chunks with plenty of opportunity to practice along the way.