Why would you want to insert penworked letters, gold-leaf and illuminations on your legal document: company statues, a contract, a grant of land or even an indulgence? This may seem like a waste of time in the modern business context, but in the medieval culture visuals carried their own significance. The messages could be multiple.Continue reading “Why Put Artwork All Over Your Document? Querying Illuminated Charters”
We have been hard at work here at the British Library and we are excited to share with you a brand new list of Digitised Manuscripts hyperlinks. You can currently view on Digitised Manuscripts no less than 1,943 manuscripts and documents made in Europe before 1600, with more being added all the time. For a full list of what is currently available, please see this PDF Download Digitised MSS January 2018.
The Polonsky Foundation England and France Project: Manuscripts from the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 700-1200 A new project is underway to open up further the unparalleled collections of illuminated manuscripts held by the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. In a ground-breaking new collaborative project the national libraries ofContinue reading “New Illuminated Manuscript Digitisation Project with British Library & BnF: Polonsky Foundation”
Conference: Greek Manuscripts in the British Library, British Library Conference Centre, September 19, 2016 Click here for the Conference Programme To mark the completion of the third phase of the Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project and the launch of the Greek Manuscripts Online web resource, the British Library is hosting a one-day conference devoted to GreekContinue reading “Conference: Greek Manuscripts in the British Library, British Library Conference Centre, September 19, 2016”