Illuminated Manuscripts

Library holdings :

CHF General

CHP Collections

         1150– Sale Catalogues

CHG Byzantium

CHK Latin Classical Manuscripts

CHI The West: Early Middle Ages

CHN Italy

CHL Spain

CHB France & Low Countries

          390– Religious Texts

    635– Secular Texts

CHM England

150– Religious Texts

380– Secular Texts

CHE Germany

80– Regional Schools

675– Late Middle Ages

995– Secular Text


Making Medieval Manuscripts 
Images and information from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, with animation about making techniques.

Glossary of Manuscript Terms 
From the British Library.

Intute: Illuminated Manuscripts 
Gateway to internet resources.

Digital Scriptorium 
Image database of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research.

Manuscript Studies Portal 
From Senate House Library.

Virtual research environment providing access to all existing digital documents in the sphere of historic book resources.

Medieval Manuscript Manual 
Information on the making of manuscripts, including a glossary

Miniatura Italiana
A site dedicated to Italian illumination and the ancient book (includes extensive section of links , plus various listings - fellowships, jobs, conferences ...)

Depicting Devotion 
Website of exhibition at Washington University Libraries in 2001.


Bodleian Library Western manuscripts to c. 1500 (selection) 

British Library Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts 

British Library Images Online

Enluminures + Liber Floridus + Mandragore 

Enluminures [Includes images of decoration]

Liber Floridus [Select images from two MSS]

Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections


The St Albans Psalter (Aberdeen, University Library) 

The Utrecht Psalter (Utrecht, University Library, Bibl. Rhenotraiectinae I Nr 32)

Murthly Hours [From the National Library of Scotland (hard copy at CHB 445.H33)] 

Très Riches heures du Duc de Berry [From the Webmuseum, Paris]