Biblissima Resources

This page lists all the resources developed and maintained by Biblissima's founding partners: digital libraries of manuscripts and early printed books, various types of catalogues and scientific databases, specialised corpora and textual editions, as well as resources that can be found in the Biblissima toolkit.

A large part of the resources listed below are intended to be integrated into the Biblissima portal, a unified access point to medieval and renaissance written cultural heritage (VIII-XVIII c.).

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Bibliothèques médievales de France

This index of catalogues, inventories and various lists of medieval manuscripts (8th-18th centuries) will be enriched with data gathered from archival collections: notarial acts pertaining to books and libraries from cities in Southwestern France (before 1500), and libraries of the Loire Valley castles and of those who visited and lived in them throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

URL: http://www.libraria.fr/BMF/

  • Medieval, Renaissance
  • Notarial Act, Library
  • Online
Gloss-e

Gloss-e

This portal is dedicated to the study of biblical gloss and commentary in the Middle Ages. The core component of the project is a digital edition of the Glossa ordinaria based on the Editio Princeps, an incunable printed in Strasbourg between 1480 and 1481.

URL: http://gloss-e.irht.cnrs.fr

  • Latin
  • Medieval
  • Bible, Gloss
  • Online
Album de paléographie

Interactive Album of Medieval Palaeography

A collection of transcription exercises which provide students and amateurs who wish to improve their skills with the opportunity to train themselves in the practical application of palaeography: reading manuscript texts.

URL: http://www.ciham.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/paleographie

  • Old French, Italian, Latin, Middle French
  • Medieval
  • Decipher an old script
  • Online
Manuscripta Medica

Manuscripta Medica

This database, originally designed to describe the medical manuscripts held at the BnF (over 500), will be expanded to include Latin medical manuscripts that are held at other French libraries. The resulting data will be compared to those found in other major European libraries with particular attention given to translations of Greek and Arabic medical texts into Latin in the 11th to 14th centuries.

URL: http://www.manuscripta-medica.com/

  • Latin
  • Medieval
  • Medicine
  • Online
Un dominicain au travail, BM Lyon, ms 5123, f. 6v

Sermones.net

Corpus of digital editions of sermons. The CIHAM has developed its expertise in oral traditions that have later been set down in writing through the digital edition of Jacobus de Voragine's sermons, for which the collaborative tool ScolastiX was designed.

URL: http://www.sermones.net/

  • Latin
  • Medieval
  • Sermon
  • Online