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.).
Books within Books
This database lists fragments of Hebrew manuscripts. Jewish libraries — private collections which suffered destruction more than any other — are only partially preserved today. Traces can be found of the remains of these collections in the fragments that were reused in Christian books. Through the identification, digitisation and study of these fragments it will be possible to reconstruct a virtual European Jewish library.
Collections of Greek Manuscripts in Europe
This corpus will form the basis of an interdisciplinary study and comparison of collections of Greek manuscripts in France and other European countries during the 16th and 17th centuries: physical description of the manuscripts from the selected collections, bibliography and history of the books, comparison with the information recorded in Monfaucon's Bibliotheca bibliothecarum.
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.