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Vatican Film Library
Selected information on the holdings and organization of the VFL library.
Medieval Travel Writing
SLU does not have access
This resource provides an extensive collection of manuscript materials for the study of medieval travel writing in fact and in fantasy. The main focus is accounts of journeys to the Holy Land, India and China. The core of the material is a magnificent collection of medieval manuscripts from libraries across Europe and dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries. These have been reproduced in color where appropriate. These are augmented by an array of translations and supporting materials (all of which are fully searchable) and maps showing the routes of the travelers. The content of this collection is suitable for teaching in Medieval Studies as well as wider topics such as concepts of race, cartography, and post-colonial studies.
In Principio is a index of approximately 1,000,000 incipits (first few words of text) of Medieval and Renaissance Latin manuscripts.
Monumenta Germaniae Historica Online
Primary sources in Latin for the study of German history from the end of the Roman empire to 1500.
La Rue Marchande
Livre du gouvernement des princes, 16th century
Paris, Arsenal, manuscrit 5062, fol. 149v.