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Digitizing the University of Pennsylvania's Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, 1000-1600
Nancy Shawcross, University of Pennsylvania
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PW-50296-09
Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts (Web Resources)
Title: Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts
Author: Nancy Shawcross
Abstract: The site offers bibliographic information and digital facsimiles for selected collections of manuscript codices, texts, documents, papers, and leaves held by Penn's Rare Book & Manuscript Library as well as those privately owned by Lawrence J. Schoenberg (C'53, WG'56).
Penn holds over 2,000 Western manuscripts produced before the 19th century; medieval and Renaissance manuscripts comprise approximately 900 items, the earliest dating from 1000 A.D. Its holdings of Indic manuscripts is the largest in the Western hemisphere with more than 3,000 items. The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection emphasizes secular topics, especially science and mathematics, and includes tablets from the 21st to 18th centuries B.C.
Primary URL: http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/medren/index.html
Primary URL Description: front page for the site
Machaut in the Book: Representations of Authorship in Late Medieval Manuscripts (Article)
Title: Machaut in the Book: Representations of Authorship in Late Medieval Manuscripts
Author: Karen L Fresco
Abstract: This two-year project, funded by the Mellon Foundation and lead by Deborah McGrady (UVA) with Ben Albritton (Stanford), is titled "Machaut in the Book: Representations of Authorship in Late Medieval Manuscripts." The research will culminate with a spring conference in 2013 at UVA, followed by a published collection of essays based on team members' research.
Obscurity and Memory in Late Medieval Latin Manuscript Culture: The Case of the "Summarium Biblie" (Book)
Title: Obscurity and Memory in Late Medieval Latin Manuscript Culture: The Case of the "Summarium Biblie"
Author: Lucie Dolezalova
Abstract: An examination of the biblical mnemonic aid "Summarium Biblie," which during the Middle Ages was an extremely popular (even omnipresent) text, which is today very obscure to us.
Primary URL: http://www.academia.edu/2166043/Obscurity_and_Memory_in_Late_Medieval_Latin_Manuscript_Culture_The_Case_of_the_Summarium_Biblie
Primary URL Description: The website provides an image of the cover and the table of contents and information about ordering.
In the book an image from a Penn manuscript was used (Figure 11) and discussed on pages 136-137. The footnote provides the url for the website funded by the NEH.