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Catalogue of Mediaeval Digitised Manuscripts.

New as of February 2009, is the Catalogue of Mediaeval Digitised Manuscripts.
A growing number of these are being digitised, and placed online. Many have not been published. As time goes on this will doubtless grow into an enormous resource, where the educated amateur Latinist would be in a position to actually make a contribution to scholarship, or if not that, certainly just have fun poking around.

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Comment by Laura Gibbs on February 18, 2009 at 4:18pm
Thanks, Evan - this is great!I

I had been really depressed by the AMAZING Dutch Manuscript Library that was once freely available online, with hundreds of manuscripts, now being available only for a hefty price at http://www.arkyves.org - 200 euros/year.

Luckily, while that one went commercial, it looks like there are all kinds of open access efforts to put materials online, too. You are exactly right that this is marvelous opportunity for even beginning Latin students.

Still, the Dutch site was really awesome, and I miss it! You could even search by style of handwriting...
Comment by Nathanael Hauser on February 19, 2009 at 3:02pm
Please check out the Hill Museum and Microfilm Library (HMML) at St. John's University, Collegeville MN. http://hmml.org/
We have been digitizing manuscripts from Europe, the Middle East, India and Ethiopio since the 1960s. More and more are being put on line for free on the Vivarium Web site http://hmml.org/vivarium and other works can be sent to scholars for their study.
Nathanael Hauser
Comment by Andrew Reinhard on February 27, 2009 at 11:15am
The Shakespeare Institute of the University of Birmingham hosts what may be the largest bibliography of Neo-Latin texts on the Web:

http://www.philological.bham.ac.uk/bibliography/

There are over 23,000 links to FREE scans and PDFs of later Latin books scattered throughout the globe. This may be old-hat to some, but it was news to me. Thanks to Dr. Terence Tunberg of the University of Kentucky for alerting me to this extremely valuable online resource for later Latin.
Comment by Laura Gibbs on February 27, 2009 at 12:00pm
There are some awesome texts at that site, Andrew - The Epigrammata of John Owen (Ioannis Audoenus) (1606 - 1613) being one of my favorites!!!

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