Digital Library of Medieval Manuscritps

Bibliothèque numérique du Roman de la Rose

Bienvenue à la Bibliothèque numérique du Roman de la Rose, un projet collaboratif des bibliothèques Sheridan de la Johns Hopkins University (JHU), et de la Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF). C’est grâce au soutien généreux de la fondation Andrew W. Mellon – qui permettait la Bibliothèque nationale de France à numériser les manuscrits français du Roman de la Rose – que nous avons pu réaliser la mise à jour de ce site. La Bibliothèque numérique du Roman de la Rose a pour but d’aggréger et de représenter sous forme virtuelle autant de manuscrits que possible contenant le poème du XIIIe intitulé le Roman de la Rose. Notre collection, qui ne cesse pas de s’accroître, comprend actuellement un peu plus de 130 versions numériques du manuscrit Roman de la Rose. On peut voir ces manuscrits en utilisant le visualiseur IIIF.

Christine de Pizan Digital Scriptorium

Welcome to the Christine de Pizan Digital Scriptorium, a joint project of the University of Waterloo’s MARGOT project, the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The creation of this resource and the digitization of manuscripts from the BnF were made possible by generous support from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation.

The goal of the Christine de Pizan Digital Scriptorium is to create an online library of all manuscripts containing the works by this author. We currently have digital surrogates of 56 of her works’ manuscripts, which represent the collection held at the BnF consortium, and our collection continues to grow. You can explore these manuscripts using our IIIF viewer.

In addition to the fully digitized surrogates, this Digital Scriptorium features basic and detailed codicological descriptions, a brief biography of Christine de Pizan and her contributions to the literary, socio-political and cultural climate of late medieval France and England, and much more. Through the viewer users can explore the manuscript collection by common name, date, current location, number of pages, and place of origin.

Through the efforts of our project team, the Digital Scriptorium has been developed as a resource for scholars and students in a variety of disciplines, as well as for a wider public. All users must review and accept our terms and conditions.