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Medieval Manuscript Research

Locating and using manuscripts and the digital middle ages

Select Bibliographies for Medieval Studies


This page directs users to a selection of the main catalogs published for researching manuscripts in libraries and museums. Catalogs are organized based on location, either in North America or in Europe. Many of the catalogs listed on this page are reproduced in Print Catalogs and Digitized Collections. In the left column there are some Tips for Accessing Collections and a Bibliography for conducting research with medieval manuscripts.

Des cleres et nobles femmes, Ms. fr. 12410, folio 18v. French author after Boccaccio's De mulierbus claris. Middle French, c. 1402. Collection of the Duke of Burgundy. Bibliothèque Nationale de France. LUNA: (UChicago login required.)