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* A hundred highlights from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek
"Just like the version of the Highlights published in book form, the digital Highlights can be browsed and provide an extensive introduction and index. Moreover, the electronic presentation offers you the opportunity of joining a number of selected guided tours. If you are interested in the ways the Library's treasures on paper or parchment were made, there are tours, for instance, of miniatures in medieval manuscripts, modern typography, bookbindings and paper making. For those interested in the contents of these works of art, there are tours of literary, religious, historical, art historical and other subjects."
Dutch / English /

URL: http://www.kb.nl/webexpo/honderd-en.html         Link Verified by NetSERF: 26 September 2013
Total Clicks: 5,334         Last Click: 28 October 2014
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* Art of the Middle Ages: Medieval Manuscripts

URL: http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHmedieval.html#Manuscripts        
Total Clicks: 7,988         Last Click: 31 October 2014
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* Bergendal Collection of Mediaeval Manuscripts
"The Bergendal Collection is the largest library of mediaeval codices (manuscripts) in private hands in the Americas. There are at most half a dozen private manuscript libraries which are as large in Europe." Site includes highlights of the collection and images from a number of manuscripts.

URL: http://www3.sympatico.ca/bergendalcoll/         Link Verified by NetSERF: 21 November 2006
Total Clicks: 4,554         Last Click: 30 October 2014
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* Chaucer Images
A number of images dealing with Chaucer or his works.

URL: http://www.umm.maine.edu/faculty/necastro/chaucer/gallery.asp         Link Verified by NetSERF: 26 September 2013
Total Clicks: 8,057         Last Click: 31 October 2014
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* Christus Rex

URL: http://www.christusrex.org/        
Total Clicks: 2,981         Last Click: 28 October 2014
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* Collection of Russian icons
A number of icons, some of which are medieval.

URL: http://www.sai.msu.su/~util/icons/        
Total Clicks: 3,047         Last Click: 26 October 2014
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* Creating French Culture: Monarchs and Monasteries
"Creating French Culture traces the history of this relationship from Charlemagne (b. 742?-d. 814) to Charles de Gaulle (b. 1890-d. 1970), through the prism of more than 200 magnificent "treasures" on loan from the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. The Bibliothèque's generous collaboration has made possible a unique exhibition which includes many items never before seen outside of France."

URL: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/bnf/bnf0003.html         Link Verified by NetSERF: 26 September 2013
Total Clicks: 4,754         Last Click: 30 October 2014
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* Digital Scriptorium
"The Digital Scriptorium is a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. Presently viewable on the DS website are records for 5,300 manuscripts and for 24,300 images."

URL: http://www.scriptorium.columbia.edu/         Link Verified by NetSERF: 13 March 2011
Total Clicks: 5,226         Last Click: 27 October 2014
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* DScriptorium
"DScriptorium is devoted to collecting, storing and distributing digital images of Medieval manuscripts (D is for Digital)."

URL: http://toisondor.byu.edu/dscriptorium/dscriptorium.html         Link Verified by NetSERF: 15 April 2014
Total Clicks: 3,150         Last Click: 30 October 2014
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* Hill Monastic Manuscript Library: Vivarium
Vivarium is the home of digitized manuscripts, art, rare books, photographs, audio, video, and other resources from two Benedictine monastic and educational communities in central Minnesota.

URL: http://www.hmml.org/vivarium/        
Total Clicks: 3,335         Last Click: 31 October 2014
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* Index of Medieval Medical Images (IMMI) and the Graphic IMMI
"The Index of Medieval Medical Images (IMMI): IMMI describes and indexes the contents of all medieval manuscript images with medical components presently held in North American collections. Graphic IMMI aims to take the project to the next step by adding the images to the cataloging/indexing record." The site contains a number of high-quality manuscript images.

URL: http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/biomed/his/immi/index.html         Link Verified by NetSERF: 10 March 2011
Total Clicks: 8,227         Last Click: 31 October 2014
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* Les Capetiens - Les Croisades
The site is in French but has many illuminations and sound files.
French /

URL: http://philae.sas.upenn.edu/French/french.html         Link Verified by NetSERF: 14 March 2011
Total Clicks: 11,468         Last Click: 31 October 2014
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* Life and Works in Medieval Tournai
There are also maps and images of Tournai on this page.

URL: http://vlib.iue.it/carrie/texts/herman/graphics.html         Link Verified by NetSERF: 13 March 2011
Total Clicks: 3,109         Last Click: 28 October 2014
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* Medieval Bestiary, The
"A database of information on the Medieval Bestiary and on related topics in the study of animals in the Middle Ages. Includes a large annotated bibliography, a descriptive list of relevant manuscripts, descriptions of and commentary on over 100 beasts, scholarly articles, images, links, etc. This is an ongoing project, with new data being posted about every two weeks."

URL: http://www.bestiary.ca/         Link Verified by NetSERF: 02 April 2011
Total Clicks: 6,785         Last Click: 31 October 2014
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* Medieval Gastronomy: In Images
The English version provides mainly images from the on-line exposition. There is some text but it is not very extensive. The images are great. However, the French version is much larger with a tremendous amount of information and details. I would highly recommend spending time in the French version. Even if you do not read French, the presentation is impressive and has a lot more images.
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URL: http://expositions.bnf.fr/gastro/enimages/anglais/index.htm         Link Verified by NetSERF: 24 September 2013
Total Clicks: 5,363         Last Click: 30 October 2014
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* Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts [NetSERF Select]
"The website Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts presents almost 8000 unique illustrations from 328 medieval illuminated manuscripts. These illustrations have been made accessible by Iconclass, a world-wide used classification system to describe the content of images. The website provides a varied array of beautiful illustrations." A powerful search interface is provided using the Iconclass system. The drawback is that images cannot be browsed.
Note: Uses frames          

URL: http://www.kb.nl/manuscripts/         Link Verified by NetSERF: 05 March 2011
Total Clicks: 7,726         Last Click: 29 October 2014
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* Medieval Manuscript Leaves: from the Cary Collection
"These manuscript leaves were selected to illustrate the art of the manuscript during the period of its greatest development and influence. They have been taken from books written in various European scriptoria by Benedictine, Franciscan, Carthusian, Dominican, and other orders of monks."

URL: http://wally.rit.edu/cary/cc_db/manuscripts/index.html         Link Verified by NetSERF: 11 March 2011
Total Clicks: 4,353         Last Click: 30 October 2014
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* Medieval Manuscripts in the National Library of Medicine
"Our exhibit celebrates the medieval manuscript holdings of the National Library of Medicine, particularly our 12th-century English manuscript, Treatises on Medicine, lost for nearly 50 years and recently returned. In its honor, we have focused on medicine and medical literature in medieval England, on the sources and transmission of the manuscript texts, and on their later manifestations." Lots of manuscript images and other information.

URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/medieval/medievalhome.html         Link Verified by NetSERF: 03 February 2014
Total Clicks: 6,867         Last Click: 31 October 2014
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* The Cambridge Illuminations: virtual exhibition
"This is a representative selection of images from some of the most sumptuous manuscripts displayed in the Cambridge Illuminations exhibition. Offering a foretaste of the exhibits, it presents an opportunity to browse through the thematic sections of the exhibition, to view the work of outstanding medieval and Renaissance artists, and to admire the commissions of the most discriminating patrons of learning and art." There are lots of manuscripts to look with and some have zoom capabilities.

URL: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/gallery/CambridgeIlluminations/         Link Verified by NetSERF: 05 March 2011
Total Clicks: 5,310         Last Click: 31 October 2014
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* The Middle Ages: The Fitzwilliam Museum Collection
"The Fitzwilliam Museum’s collection is rich in medieval manuscripts and you can see here illuminated books both religious and secular: a book of Psalms made for an early 13th century English bishop, an allegorical love poem composed in France in the mid 13th century, and a book of church law that graphically illustrates a sensitive marital problem." This site presents just a sampling of the types of medieval manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum collections.

URL: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/pharos/sections/intro/FRM/middle_ages_FRM.html         Link Verified by NetSERF: 15 April 2014
Total Clicks: 2,211         Last Click: 29 October 2014
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* The Schøyen Collection: Checklist of 600 Manuscripts Spanning 5000 Years [NetSERF Select]
"The Schøyen Collection comprises most types of manuscripts from the whole world spanning over 5000 years. It is the largest private manuscript collection formed in the 20th century. The whole collection, MSS 1-5245, comprises 13,010 manuscript items, including 2,172 volumes." The site contains hundreds of medieval manuscripts for you to view and examine. The collection is broken down into many different areas of interest including the Bible,literature, history, seals and much more. Each manuscript is displayed with detailed information such as the binding, provenance, commentary, etc. Finally, the site has a very good introduction to paleography with plenty of examples.

URL: http://www.schoyencollection.com/         Link Verified by NetSERF: 13 March 2011
Total Clicks: 10,463         Last Click: 31 October 2014
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* Turning the Pages [NetSERF Select]
The British Library has 15 works available online for you to read just like you were sitting there holding them in your hands. You can turn the pages. You can read additional text, listen to audio or even zoom in for a closer look. The 15 works are not exclusively medieval, but so include such gems as the Lindisfarne Gospels, Lutterell Psalter, and the Sherbourne Missal.
Note: uses Shockwave          

URL: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html         Link Verified by NetSERF: 05 March 2011
Total Clicks: 9,930         Last Click: 31 October 2014
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* Vatican Exhibit Rome Reborn
Tons of images from various types of manuscripts, i.e. mathematics, botany, etc.

URL: http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/vatican.exhibit/Vatican.exhibit.html        
Total Clicks: 3,021         Last Click: 30 October 2014
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* WebMuseum

URL: http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/         Link Verified by NetSERF: 24 November 2006
Total Clicks: 7,294         Last Click: 31 October 2014
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