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Medieval History




Individual collections:


The Making of a Medieval Manuscript: illustrates the step by step process of creating an illuminated manuscript

Beginners' Latin: official documents written in England between the years 1086 and 1733 were usually written in a specialized form of Latin. This site leads learners through the basics: no previous knowledge of the language is required.

British Library Glossary: From "acanthus" to "zoomorphic", this illustrated dictionary of terms is a useful tool in the study of manuscripts.

InScribe: This free online course in paleography provides the necessary training required by non-specialists to allow them to explore and interact with medieval manuscripts and documents


For those of us whose Latin is a little shaky, here are some sites that provide medieval documents in English:

Here are a few manuscript scholars to follow on #MedievalTwitter: