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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. 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.
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. However the British Library asks that anyone reusing digital images from this collection applies the following principles: Please respect the creators – ensure traditional cultural expressions and all ethical concerns in the use of the material are considered, and any information relating to the creator is clear and accurate. This usage guide for images is based on goodwill.
Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection:Database and Digital Images The Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection contains 215 medieval or Renaissance manuscripts that date between the 11th and 17th centuries. This database contains item-level descriptions for each of the manuscripts and enables keyword searching as well as several different ways to browse the collection contents.
facsimiles of manuscripts Insular script, A.D. 450–850 English script, A.D. 850–1200 Celtic Britain and Ireland, A.D. 850–1350Scandinavian Manuscripts The following websites provide digital facsimiles of manuscripts relevant to ASNC Part I, Paper 10 (Palaeography and Codicology). The list is not complete and many new websites are appearing all the time. Most of the websites here are included because they provide a complete facsimile of the entire manuscript or because they contain particularly high-quality images.
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? 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. The impetus to develop a significant collection of early manuscripts for teaching purposes lies with the work of Harold Goddard Rugg, sometime Assistant Librarian of the College. Mr. Rugg labored for nearly fifty years to develop a small but rich collection of early manuscripts so that students at Dartmouth could examine and study materials from all eras of the history of the written word.