Internet Resources for the Study of Early Medieval Monasticism

1. Digital medieval manuscripts, click here
2. Current web-based research and documentation projects, click here
3. Full text databases of source texts and translations, click here
4. Digitized books, click here
5. Latin dictionaries, click here
6. Other research tools, click here
7. Organizations, click here
8. Websites on specific monasteries, click here

1. Digital Latin medieval manuscripts (listed by country, city, library or provenance)

        collected by Albrecht Diem, Dept. of History, Syracuse University

PLEASE KEEP ME UP TO DATE AND SEND ME LINKS TO PROJECTS I HAVE MISSED!
  • Click here for other websites on digital manuscripts.
  • For digital Arabic manuscripts - click here and here.
  • For digital medieval music manuscripts: DIAMM (the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music) - click here.
  • Check also DMMmaps for collections I have missed so far - click here. ...
    DMMmaps and this project regularly exchange their data.
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  • Namur: University Library - click here.

  • Nantes
  • Napoli: Biblioteca Nazionale - click here.

  • Narbonne: Trésor de la cathédrale Saint-Just -- click here.

  • Naumburg (Saale): Domstiftsbibliothek -- click here.

  • Naumur: Université de Naumur -- click here.

  • Netherlands: Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections - click here.

  • Neuburg a. d. Donau: Benediktinerinnenkloster -- click here.

  • Neuchâtel: Bibliothèque publique et universitaire - click here and here.

  • Neufchâtel-en-Bray: Musée Mathon-Durand -- click here.

  • Nevers: Bibliothèque municipale - click here.

  • New Brunswick: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (through Digital Scriptorium) - click here.

  • New Haven: Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscript Library at Yale University -- click herehere and here (click on Load Window)

  • New York:
    • City College of New York (through Digital Scriptorium) - click here.
    • Columbia University (through Digital Scriptorium)
    • Fordham University (through Digital Scriptorium) - click here.
    • General Theological Seminary (through Digital Scriptorium) - click here.
    • Grolier Club (through Digital Scriptorium) - click here.
    • Jewish Theological Seminary (through Digital Scriptorium) - click here.
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art -- click here.
    • New York Public Library (through Digital Scriptorium)
    • New York University, Bobst Library (through Digital Scriptorium) - click here.
    • Pierpont Morgan Library - click here.

  • Nice
  • Nijmegen: Universiteitsbibliotheek - click here.

  • Nimes
  • Niort: Bibliothèque municipale -- click here.

  • Nonantola (currently not accessible) - click here.

  • Northampton, MA: Smith College -- click here.

  • Norway: Inventory of medieval manuscript fragments -- click here.

  • Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame -- click here (currently unavailbe) and here.

  • Nottingham: University Library (Wollaton Antiphonal) -- click here.

  • Noyon: Bibliothèque municipale - click here.

  • Nürnberg
  • Nuits-saint-Georges:  Bibliothèque municipale -- click here.


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  • Oberlin College (through Digital Scriptorium) - click here.

  • Olomuc: Academic Library - click here.

  • Oloron-Sainte-Marie: Bibliothèque d'Oloron-Sainte-Marie - click here.

  • Saint-Omer, Bibliothèque municipale - click here.

  • Orléans
  • Orselina: Convento della Madonna del Sasso - click here.

  • Oslo: National Library - click here.

  • Oxford:
    • Balliol College - click here.
    • Digital Bodleian -- click here, here, and here (click on Load Window)
    • Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: includes material from several college libraries and the Bodleian library - click here
    • Luna: medieval and renaissance manuscripts from the Bodleian library - click here.
    • Other projects - click here.
    • Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project -- click here.

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  • Paderborn/Corvey - click here.

  • Padova: Biblioteca Medica 'V.Pinali' - click here.

  • Pamiers: Archives diocésaines -- click here.

  • Paris:
  • Pau
    • Médiathèque intercommunale André Labarrère - click here.
    • Bibliothèque Château de Pau - click here.

  • Périgord: Bibliothèque numérique - click here.

  • Périgueux:
  • Perugia: Biblioteca Augusta - click here and here.

  • Pistoia: Archivio Capitolare - click here (now with password)

  • Philadelphia:
    • Free Library of Philadelphia (through Digital Scriptorium) -- click here and here.
    • University of Pennsylvania - click here and here.
      • Schoenberg Center for Electronic Texts and Images - click here.
      • Collection of Indian manuscripts -- click here.

  • Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh (through Digital Scriptorium) - click here.

  • Plano, TX: Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts - click here.

  • Poitiers: Bibliothèque municipale - click here.

  • Poland -- click here.

  • Pontarlier: Bibliothèque municipale -- click here.

  • Porrentruy: Bibliothèque cantonale jurassienne - click here.

  • Portet-sur-Garonne: Mairie - click here.

  • Portalegre: Arquivo Distrital -- click here.

  • Portet-sur-Garonne: Mairie -- click here.

  • Portugal: Portugese Early Music Database -- click here.

  • Poznan: University Library (Biblioteka Uniwersytecka) - click here.

  • Prague:
  • Princeton
  • Providence: Providence Public Library (through Digital Scriptorium) - click here.

  • Provins
  • Le Puy-en-Velay
  • Quimper:
  • Quinto: Archivio parrocchiale -- click here.

  • Regensburg: Benediktinerkloster St. Emmeram - click here.

  • Reichenau: 
    • stgallplan.org: website on the St. Gallen monastery plan and digital reproduction of the medieval libraries of St. Gallen and Reichenau - click here.
    • digital manuscript on website Karsruhe, Landesbibliothek - click here.

  • Reims: Bibliothèque municipale -- click here.
  • Rennes
  • Reykjavik: National and University Library of Iceland - click here.

  • Rheinland-Pfalz - click here.

  • Riom: Bibliothèque municipale -- click here.

  • Riverside: University of California, Riverside - click here.

  • Roche-sur-Yon: Bibliothèque municipale -- click here.

  • Rochester: Cathedral Library -- click here.

  • Rodez
  • Rome:
    • American Academy (through Digital Scriptorium) - click here.
    • Biblioteca Casanatense -- click here.
    • Biblioteca Nazionale, manuscripts from Nonantola (currently not accessible) - click here.
    • Biblioteca Vallicelliana - click here and here.
    • Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" -- click here.
    • Vatican
  • Romorantin
  • Rostock
  • Rotterdam
  • Rouen
  • Saanich, Bc: Univeristy of Victoria, McPherson Library - click here.

  • Sacramento, Ca: State of California, California State Library (through Digital Scriptorium) - click here.

  • Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val:  Archives municipales -- click here.

  • Saint-Bertin (Saint-Omer) - click here.

  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chaterau: Bibliothèque municipale -- click here.

  • Saint-Brieuc: Bibliothèque municipale -- click here.

  • Saint-Calais: Bibliothèque municipale -- click here.

  • Saint Catherine monastery, Egypt: Codex Sinaiticus project - click here.

  • Saint-Claude: Bibliothèque municipale -- click here.

  • Saint-Denis: Archives municipales - click here.

  • Saint-Die-des-Vosges: Bibliothèque municipale - click here.

  • Saint-Étienne: Bibliothèque municipale - click here.

  • Saint-Imier: Centre de recherche et de documentation du Jura bernois -- click here.

  • Saint-Malo: Bibliothèque municipale -- click here.

  • Saint-Mihiel, through Archives départementales de la Meuse - click here.

  • Saint-Maurice, Abbaye de Saint-Maurice -- click here.

  • Saint-Omer, Bibliothèque municipale - click here and here.

  • Saint-Quentin: Bibliothèque municipale -- click here.

  • Saint Petersburg
  • Saint-Victor-sur-Rhins: Mairie -- click here.

  • Salamanca: Universidad de Salamanca -- click here and here.

  • Salem: Zisterzienserabtei - click here.

  • Salins-les-Bains: Bibliothèque municipale -- click here.

  • Salzburg
  • San Francisco
    • State of California, Sutro Collection (through Digital Scriptorium) - click here.
    • San Francisco State University (through Digital Scriptorium) - click here.

  • San Marino, CA: Huntington Library (through Digital Scriptorium) - click here.

  • San Millán de la Cogolla (cartulary) -- click here.

  • Santarém: Santa Casa da Misericórdia -- click here.

  • Sarnen
  • Saumur
  • Savona: Biblioteca Civica Barrili (Biblioteca digitale Ligure) - click here.

  • Schaffhausen
  • Schlatt: Eisenbibliothek - click here.

  • Schwerin: Landeshauptarchiv -- click here.

  • Sees: Archives diocésaines -- click here.

  • Archives départementales de Seine-Maritime - click here.

  • Seligenthal: Archiv der Zisterzienserinnenabtei - click here.

  • Semur-en-Auxois: Bibliothèque municipale - click here.

  • Sens: Bibliothèque municipale - click here.

  • Sevilla
  • Siena: Intronati Library - click here.

  • Simplon: Congrégation du Grand-Saint-Bernard  - click here.

  • Sion/Sitten
  • Sofia: National Library - click here.

  • Soissons: Bibliothèque municipale - click here.

  • Solesmes: Bibliothèque de l'abbaye Saint-Pierre - click here.

  • Solothurn
  • South Carolina -- click here.

  • Spain:
    • Biblioteca Digital Hispánica - click here.
    • Biblioteca Virtual del Patrimonio Bibliográfico - click here.
    • Portal de Archivos Españoles - click here.

  • Spartanburg, South Carolina, Wofford College -- click here.

  • St. Andrews: University Library - click here.

  • St. Benedict, Oregon: Mount Angel Abbey - click here.

  • St. Gallen:
    • Kantonsbibliothek, Vadianische Sammlung - click here and here.
    • Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers) - click here.
    • Stiftsbibliothek: click here, here and here.
    • stgallplan.org: website on the St. Gallen monastery plan and digital reproduction of the medieval libraries of St. Gallen and Reichenau - click here.

  • St. Louis: St. Louis University, Pius XII Memorial Library - click here.

  • St. Paul in Kärnten: Stiftsbibliothek St. Paul im Lavanttal -- click here.

  • St. Pölten:
  • Stanford University: Parker Library - click here and here.

  • Stavanger:
  • Stockholm
  • Stralsund: Stadtarchiv - click here.

  • Strassbourg:
  • Stuttgart
  • Switzerland:
    • E-Codices - Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland - click here.
    • Antike und Mittelalterliche Handschriften in der Schweiz - click here.

  • Sydney
  • Syracuse: Syracuse University Library - click here.

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  • Talinn
  • Tarbes
  • Tartu: Estonian Historical Archives - click here.

  • Thann
    • Archives municipales -- click here.
    • Eglise Saint-Thiebaut -- click here.

  • Thorndon: National Library of New Zealand - click here.

  • Tilburg: Universiteitsbibliotheek - click here.

  • Tokyo: Senshu University Library -- click here.

  • Tonnerre: Bibliothèque municipale -- click here.

  • Toronto: University Library - click here.

  • Torre: Archivio Parrocchiale - click here.

  • Torun: Biblioteka Uniwersytecka w Toruniu - click here.

  • Toulon: Bibliothèque municipale -- click here.

  • Toulouse:
  • Tournai: Bibliothèque du Séminaire -- click here.

  • Tournus
  • Tours
  • Trento: Archivio Provinciale - click here.

  • Trier: St. Matthias - click here.

  • Trogen: Kantonsbibliothek Appenzell Ausserrhoden - click here.

  • Trondheim: Gunnerusbiblioteket -- click here.

  • Troyes
  • Tübingen: Universitätsbibliothek - click here.

  • Tui: Arquivo da Sé -- click here.

  • Turku: Åbo Akademis bibliotek - click here.


  • Überlingen, Leopold-Sophien-Bibliothek -- click here.

  • United States - click here.

  • University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University -- click here (scroll down).

  • Uppsala
  • Ussel: Musée du pays d'Ussel -- click here.

  • Urnäsch: Gemeindearchiv -- click here.

  • Utrecht
  • Utopia, armarium codicum bibliophilorum -- click here and here.

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  • Vancouver: University of British Columbia -- click here.
Currently listed: 857 collections (June 29, 2016)

see also:
  • Archivalia - click here.

  • Bayerisch-tschechisches Netzwerk digitaler Geschichtsquellen - click here.

  • Bibliografia dei manoscritti in scrittura beneventana - click here.

  • Bibliographia Prosperiana: Bibliography on Prosper of Aquitaine - click here.
     
  • Bibliotheca Carolina: Royal Manuscripts from the Carolingian Era - click here.

  • Bibliotheca Carmelitana Nova - click here.

  • Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts (UCLA) - click here.

  • Consulting Medieval Manuscripts Online (Andy Holt Virtual Library) - click here.

  • DFG Verbundprojekt Schriftlichkeit in süddeutschen Frauenklöstern - click here.

  • DIAMM (the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music) - click here.

  • Digital Scriptorium - click here.

  • Digitale Sammlungen - click here.

  • Digitally Enabled Scholarship with Medieval Manuscripts (Yale University) -- click here.

  • Early Manuscripts Electronic Library - click here.

  • Éditions en ligne de l'École des chartes (ELEC) - click here.

  • The European Library - click here.

  • Hill Manuscript Library: catalogue of manuscripts available in microfilm at the Hill Manuscript Library, including manuscript descriptions, especially complete for Austrian libraries - click here.

  • Handschriftencensus (Manuscripts with texts in German) - click here.

  • Jordanus.org: catalogue of medieval scientific manuscripts - click here.

  • Manus online: searchable database of Italian manuscript catalogues and digital manuscript projects - click here.

  • Manuscripta.at: Manuscript catalogues of Austrian libraries, searchable - click here.

  • Manuscripta Mediaevalia (click on 'Nur digitalisierte Hanschriften) - click here.

  • manuscriptorium.com: digital manuscripts, mostly from Czech libraryies - click here.

  • Medaevum.de: Mediävistik im Internet - click here.

  • Medieval Manuscripts on the Web - click here.

  • Monasterium.net: Europe's virtual documents online - click here.

  • Nova Biblioteca Manoscritta: Catalogue of manuscripts of libraries in the Veneto - click here.

  • Pinakes: Πίνακες Textes et manuscrits grecs -- click here.

  • romendelarose.org - click here.

  • T-pen, a research tool for transcribing digital manuscripts - click here.

  • Virtuelles deutsches Urkundennetzwerk - click here.

  • Virtuelle Rekonstruktionen historischer Handschriftenbibliotheken - click here.

2. Current web-based research and documentation projects
  • Anglo-Saxon Penitentials, a cultural database - click here.

  • Archives de littérature du Moyen Âge (ARLIMA) - click here.

  • Bibliopedia: Bibliothèques numériques -- click here.

  • Bibliotheca Legum, A database on Carolingian secular law texts - click here.

  • Cantus: a database for Latin ecclesiastical chant - click here.

  • Carolingian Canon Law Project - click here.

  • Communis: Consortium for Medieval Monastic Studies - click here.

  • The Cult of Saints from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world - click here.

  • Das Digitale Repertorium "Geschichtsquellen des deutschen Mittelalters" - click here.

  • Digitale Sammlungen von Archiven -- click here.

  • DMMmaps - click here.

  • Fragmentarium: International Digital Research Lab for Medieval Manuscript Fragments -- click here.

  • Gregorian Chant Database (Académie de chant Grégorien) - click here.

  • Magistri Guillelmi Autissiodorensis Simma de officiis ecclesiasticis (digital editions) - click here.

  • Medievalsophia. Studi e richierci sui saperi medievali - click here.

  • Manuscripta Mediaevalia: searchable databse of German catalogues of medieval manuscripts, great resource! - click here.

  • Manuscripts Online (British manuscripts) - click here.

  • Nomen et gens: Prosopographic database 300-800 AD - click here.

  • Ordensgeschiche: blog on monastic research - click here.

  • Presbyters in the Late Antique West - click here.

  • Regesta Imprerii - click here.

  • Regesta Pontificum Romanorum online - click here.

  • Répertoire des cartulaires médiévaux et modernes (CartulR) - click here.
  • Saint Patrick's Confessio (Digital Edition, Manuscripts, Translations) - click here.

  • Société des Bollandists, Index analytique des Catalogues des manuscrits hagiographiques latins publiés par les Bollandistes: database of hagiographical manuscripts, also searchable on saints and BHL-numbers - click here.

  • stgallplan.org: website on the St. Gallen monastery plan and digital reproduction of the medieval libraries of St. Gallen and Reichenau - click here.

  • Vita-Religiosa: Ordensforschung im Netz - click here.

3. Full text databses of source texts and translations
  • Anglo-Saxon Penitentials, a cultural database - click here.

  • Bible: LXX - Vulgate parallel version (with English translation) - click here.

  • Bibliotheca Augustana: classical and medieval texts online - click here.

  • Capitularia: Edition of the Frankish Capitularies - click here.

  • Carolingian Bibliography - click here.

  • Carolingian Canon Law Project - click here.

  • Carolingian Polyptyques - click here.

  • CELT: Latin sources on Irish history - click here.

  • Codecs: Database for Celtic studies -- click here.

  • Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum: A Digital Library of Latin Literature - click here.

  • Danish Liturgical Fragments from the Middle Ages -- click here.

  • Digitally Enabled Scholarship with Medieval Manuscripts (Yale University) -- click here.

  • Documenta Catholica: patristic sources, Mansi etc. - click here.

  • Epistolæ: Medieval Women's Letters - click here.

  • Internet Medieval Sourcebook - click here.

  • Lives of the Desert Fathers: online translation of most of Patrolgia Latina 73 and 74, click here.

  • Manuscripta.pl: Manucripts in Polish Libraries -- click here.

  • Monasterium.net: online database of medieval charters - click here.

  • Monumenta Germaniae Historica: online, searchable - click here.

  • Monumenta.ch: patristic texts - click here.

  • Regnum Francorum Online - click here.

  • Repertorium: Geschichtsquellen des Deutschen Mittelalters - click here.

  • The Latin Library: classical and patristic Latin texts - click here.

  • Neo-Vulgate (Nova Vulgata): official Vatican version - click here.

  • Online Medieval Sources Bibliography - click here.

4. Digitized books (for manuscript catalogues - click here)
  • Acta Sanctorum, scanned - click here.

  • Archive.org: digitized books, often better quality than google books - click here.

  • Bibliothek der Kirchenväter - click here.

  • Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (CSEL): Direct links to the first 55 volumes - click here.

  • Gallica: digitized printed books from the Bibliothèque National, Paris - click here.

  • Hathi Trust Digital Library - click here.

  • The Hildemar Project - click here.

  • Leuven Database of Ancient Books: Texts and manuscript descriptions, includes and inventory of the CLA - click here.

  • Loeb Classical Library - click here.

  • Monumenta Germaniae Historica - click here.

  • Patrologia Latina/Graeca: List of archive.org-links of all PL/PG volumes - click here.

  • Patrologia Orientalis (not complete) - click here.

  • Persee: French digital resources, useful for manuscript catalogues - click here.

5. Latin dictionaries online
                                                        see also jp-magister.de - click here.
  • Du Cange, Glossarium mediae et infimae Latinitatis, online, searchable! - click here.

  • Georges, Lateinisch-Deutsches Handwörterbuch, searchable! - click here.

  • Lewis & Short, Perseus Latin Dictionary - click here.

  • Notre-Dame Latin dictionary and grammar aid - click here.

  • Niermeyer, Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus - click here.

  • Pons, Lateinisch-Deutsches Wörterbuch - click here.

5a. Other languages

6. Other research tools

  • Bibliography on Late Antique and Early Medieval Monasticism - click here.

  • Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (dictionary on persons relevant to church history, including many saints, also useful as a resource to find secundary literature), click here.

  • Cappelli, Dizionario di abbreviature latine ed italiane: dictionary of Latin abbreviations, searchable! - click here.

  • Clementine Vulgate online, searchable - click here.

  • DigiPal, Digital Resource and Database of Palaeography, Manuscripts and Diplomatic - click here.

  • Fourth-Century Christianity: information about texts and authors from the fourth century - click here.

  • Graesse, Orbis Latinus online: repertory on Latin place names, searchable - click here.

  • Grotefend, Zeitrechnung des deutschen Mittelalters - click here.

  • Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog (European Library Catalogue) - click here.

  • Kristeller, A List of the Printed Cataogues and Unpublished Inventories of Extant Collections - click here.

  • Latin Bible Concordance - click here.

  • Monastic Matrix: resources on the study of female monasticism - click here.

  • Regnum Francorum Online (interactive map) - click here.

  • The Order of St. Benedict: sources and texts on Benedictine monasticism - click here.

  • Wordcat.org - click here.

7. Organizations
  • Arbeitskreis geistliche Frauen im europäischen Mittelalter (agfem) - click here.

  • Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte - click here.

  • Network for the Study of Late Antique and Early Medieval Monasticism - click here.

8. Websites on specific monasteries

Thanks to Courtney Booker, Karl Brunner, Hugh Hudson, David Ganz, Katherine French, Klaus Graf and Tuija Ainonen and DMMmaps for suggesting new links.

Last updates: April. 3, 2016. All hyperlinks are checked on March 8, 2015.