Study medieval manuscripts online

Over the past 20 years, the study of medieval manuscripts has been revolutionized by digitization.

This manuscript library celebrates this advancement in digital humanities by gathering volumes from libraries around the world to compare related manuscripts side by side in a digital environment.

Manuscript Viewer


Miniature depicting the Dream of Scipio from the Roman de la Rose. J. Paul Getty Museum, Ludwig XV 7, f. 1r
Dream of Scipio from the Roman de la Rose. J. Paul Getty Museum, Ludwig XV 7, f. 1r
Christine de Pizan depicted in MS Bibliothèque nationale de France, Arsenal 2681, f. 4r
Christine de Pizan depicted in MS Bibliothèque nationale de France, Arsenal 2681, f. 4r

The Digital Library of Medieval Manuscripts an initiative of the Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, but would be impossible without the multiple partners and funders with whom we have had the great honor to work over the previous two decades.