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Medieval Manuscript Research

Locating and using manuscripts and the digital middle ages

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Working with Manuscripts


This section connects users to resources that support manuscript research. The main resources addressed by this guide are Dictionaries & Abbreviations, Images, and Paleography. Each page contains advice for working with these resources as well as links to books in the catalog and websites focusing on that field. There is also a List of Reference Books that introduce methods for manuscript studies.


Manuscript Detail Showing St. Ursola and Companies, unknown artist. c. 1380. Italian, Bibliothèque Nationale de France. LUNA: (UChicago login required.) 

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