Leprosy in the Middle Ages – A Tale of Tragedy and Prejudice - Medieval Archives Leprosy has always been a subject of interest among scientists, since there is and was a lot of controversy surrounding it. According to traditional theories, during the Middle Ages, when the disease was blooming, people afflicted by it were treated as outcasts – shunned by every layer of society and forced to live in shadows or leper colonies. However, a recent archeological discovery seeks to challenge the traditional approach, by changing our perspective on the nature of the rapport between the leper and society. During an archaeological excavation at the Saint Mary Magdalen Cemetery, a team of scientists has discovered what seem to be the earthly remains of a pilgrim.
Houghton Library MSS Widener - Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library Return to the Digital Medieval Manuscripts home page Search Strategies To search HOLLIS for materials from the medieval manuscripts collections at Houghton Library: Select Digital Resources tab. Use Expanded Search function. The British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts The Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts content is now available for download and reuse. Although still technically in copyright in the UK (and a number of other common law territories) the images are being made available under a Public Domain Mark* which indicates that there are no copyright restrictions on reproduction, adaptation, republication or sharing of the content available from the site. The catalogue information is made available under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.
The British Library You can • perform a quick search (this searches for a word or number in all sections of each catalogue entry, including images); • perform a simple search using keywords and dates; • look for information about a particular manuscript if you know its collection name and manuscript number; • perform an advanced search using different types or combinations of information; • explore the virtual exhibitions of various aspects of the British Library's western illuminated manuscript holdings; and • check the illustrated glossaries of terms. • download digital images for further reuse such as in educational contexts, placing on your blog or sharing with others. Please see guidance notes on Access and Reuse. Updated 15 January 2016. Please note that cataloguing of manuscripts in the Additional collection is in progress, and that manuscripts in the Cotton collection are not yet included in the Catalogue. Full digital coverage of selected manuscripts are also available on Digitised Manuscripts.
Harvard The Houghton Library’s distinguished collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts represents a significant resource for the study of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Western Europe. Assembled through gifts and purchase over the past two centuries, this collection includes works in Latin, Greek, and most of the vernacular languages of Europe that are the primary sources for the study of the literature, art, history, music, philosophy, and theology of the periods. This Web site provides strategies for searching Houghton's medieval manuscripts as well as links to bibliographies related to these materials that were compiled by the Library. Permission to publish from any manuscript is granted at the discretion of the Curator. See Houghton's Reproductions and Permissions page for more information.
UNESCO Archives Making a Difference: Seventy Years of UNESCO Actions UNESCO, 28-29 October 2015 Final report from the Conference is now available here What has been the impact of UNESCO’s programmes and initiatives? How have UNESCO’s values and ideals been translated into practice over the past 70 years? Which place does history occupy within this specialized agency of the United Nations? 17 historians from different countries addressed these questions during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of UNESCO (1945), with some 200 participants gathered to listen to and discuss.
Introduction to Western Manuscripts at Dartmouth College The origins of the College's early manuscript collection are undocumented. Imprecise acquisition records of the nineteenth century indicate that some single leaves were acquired by gift at least as early as the presidency of Samuel Colcord Bartlett (1877-1892). It is known that President Bartlett brought materials back from the Middle East and Europe for the Library's collections and the first early manuscripts may well have been acquired at that time.
Walters Art Museum manuscript collection makes a virtual move to Stanford By Cynthia Haven Walters Art Museum, Baltimore This scene of Noah's Ark is a leaf from a manuscript of Bible pictures by W. de Brailes, a 13th-century English artist. High-resolution images of medieval manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum will have a second home in the Stanford Digital Repository. More than 100,000 high-resolution images of unique medieval manuscripts will have a second home, thanks to a new agreement between the Walters Art Museum and Stanford University Libraries.
Glasgow Medieval manuscripts Middle English Literature: Medical manuscripts: Codex Gigas The Codex Gigas or the Devil’s Bible at the National Library in Stockholm is famous for two features. First, it is reputed to be the biggest surviving European manuscript. (Codex Gigas means ‘giant book’.) Secondly, it contains a large, full page portrait of the Devil. This site contains a digitised version of every page of the manuscript as well as commentaries on its history, texts, script, initials and decoration.