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

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

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

Please send me links to collections I have missed. I would like to thank Klaus Graf for updates and corrections. His blog archivalia informs about new digital collections. For French libraries and a number of other large libraries I also added links to catalogues of manuscripts.
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  • Pau
    • Archives départementales des Pyrénnées-Atlantiques - click here.
    • Bibliothèque municipale
Currently listed: 1346 collections (Oct. 5, 2021).

see also:
  • Archivalia - click here.

  • Bayerisch-tschechisches Netzwerk digitaler Geschichtsquellen - click here.

  • Bibliografia dei manoscritti in scrittura beneventana - click here.

  • Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina (Société des Bollandistes) - 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.

  • 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 library of medieval manuscripts - 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.

  • catalogue of medieval scientific manuscripts - click here.

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

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

  • Manuscripta Mediaevalia - click here.

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

  • Manuscripts Online (British manuscripts) - click here.

  • Mediävistik im Internet - click here.

  • Medieval Manuscripts on the Web - click here.

  • Europe's virtual documents online - click here.

  • Monumenta Germaniae Historica digital - click here.

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

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

  • Plan of St. Gall - 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.

  • CODECS: Collaborative Online Database and e-Resources for Celtic Studies - 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.

  • Marginal Scholarship (Marginalia in medieval manuscripts) - click here.

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

  • Monastères: Corpus des établissments réguliers de la France médiévale - click here.

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

  • Ordensgeschiche: blog on monastic research - click here.

  • Penance, Penitential Tradition, and Pastoral Care in the Middle Ages - 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.

  • 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.

  • Manucripts in Polish Libraries -- click here.

  • online database of medieval charters - click here.

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

  • patristic texts - click here.

  • Regnum Francorum Online - click here.

  • Repertorium: Geschichtsquellen des Deutschen Mittelalters - click here.

  • An annotated bibliography of Syriac resources online - 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.

  • 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 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
  • 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.

  • Transcribus (online text recognition for medieval manuscripts) - click here.

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