Links to Great Stuff! These will be added to as I find good Sites


The Age of King Charles V: 1000 images from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. This is a GREAT source for miniatures, but they quite frequently sacrifice the borders to provide detail on said miniature, so it's not so great for that. Still, definitely one of my prime sources.

Creating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France This is an exhibit from the BNF that was at the Library of Congress. It has a nice overview, starting in 800, and going on to about 1650. It's a good read, too. A quick course in French history.

Images from the Bodleian Library An interesting collection, which they have recently reorganized. A much better format now.

The Hill Monastic Manuscript Library. A nice collection from St. John's University. Some magnificent pages, and some very simple ones. It's another one I hit fairly frequently.

Bibliotheca Schoenbergensis: An Exhibition from the Collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg An exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania, with some good images and some interesting info bits.

Dear Viking Answer Lady... A fascinating article on the use, and non use, of runes for writing. Well worth a stop for early period types, and anyone trying to create a scroll for this time period.

Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture Some very nice stuff from the Vatican Library, including some more esoteric sorts of Manuscripts (Medical texts, histories).

The Carey Collection A smallish but useful collection of manuscript pages, with some period printing/woodcut stuff as well.

DScriptorium Some links to a couple of Universities, and a couple of Bibliothèque, with some good stuff.



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