This manual was created in the course of various cultural heritage-projects at the Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University, Budapest. It should offer basic information on the topic Medieval Manuscripts to be comprehended and utilized also by non-specialists in the field. It might be applied as general background knowledge, teaching module, and distance learning unit
for the description of specific surviving objects of our European medieval cultural heritage, and
for the composition of appropriate multi-media applications to serve a wider international public.
Thus, it is also meant to diminish the often existing gap between technical specialisation and general cultural heritage knowledge.