Tagged: digitised

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Wappenbuch BSB Cgm 8030 online

Unter den Neuzugängen der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek (BSB) findet man das Wappenbuch Cgm 8030. Es ist eines der größten mittelalterlichen Wappenbücher (359 Blätter, ca. 2811 erhaltene Wappen, mindestens 38 nicht mehr erhalten, über 100 leere Schilde) und war bisher weder den Forschern bekannt noch in der Fachliteratur zitiert. Es besteht aus vielen Segmenten, aber außer der Lage, die 4 Blätter zählt, wurde es nach den vorab bestimmten Kriterien in einer...

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Nassau-Vianden armorial accessible online!

Earlier this year the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague acquired the Nassau-Vianden armorial. This fascinating manuscript is now digitized and accessible online at the website of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. On this website the presentation of the armorial is accompanied by an introduction and some details on the content, of which a brief summary follows below. The armorial displays the ancestors of count Engelbrecht II of Nassau (1451-1504), of both the...

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Matthew Paris and others now in Digitised Armorials list

The manuscript London, British Library, Royal MS 14 C VII is now added to the Digitised Armorials list. The manuscript contains the entire Historia Anglorum (covering 1066-1253) and the last part of the Chronica Majora (covering 1254-1259). It is identified as an autograph of Matthew Paris (d. 1259), monk in the abbey of St. Albans. The manuscript contains coats of arms in the margins, 95 in total[1]. These make...

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New manuscripts added to Digitised Armorials list

We are continiously updating our Digitised Armorials list. This week, we have added 19 armorials to the overview. This includes well-known armorials, such as the Weingartner Liederhandschrift and the Livro do Armeiro-Mor , but also less-studied manuscripts from the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Below is an overview of these recently added armorials with links to the webpages with the digital scans. Your help has been important for finding a large...

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Frisch digitalisiert auf den Tisch

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 3 Pergament · 232 ff. · 29 x 20.5 cm · Basel · 1460-1567 Rektoratsmatrikel der Universität Basel, Band 1 (1460-1567) http://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/thumbs/ubb/AN-II-0003 Zahlreiche oft ganzseitige Wappendarstellungen Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 4 Pergament · 239 ff. · 30 x 20 cm · Basel · 1568-1653 Rektoratsmatrikel der Universität Basel, Band 2 (1568-1653) http://e-codices.unifr.ch/de/thumbs/ubb/AN-II-0004 Weniger Wappendarstellungen als in Bd. 1 (mehr Portraits), aber immer noch einige. Aarau,...

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Digitized armorials list restructured with an expanded focus

Libraries and archives industriously digitize manuscripts and therefore our digitized armorials list is continuously expanding. Since last year, the list has grown from only a couple of entries to 70 armorials. To maintain an overview on this amount of armorials, we have decided to break the list down. It is now categorized by centuries. Clearly, the majority of the digitized armorials date from the 15th century, but hopefully more...

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A treasure hidden in plain sight. The armorial behind the Schichtbuch

This is the first post in a new series on armorials, in which each time a manuscript from the digitized armorials list will be highlighted (click here for the list). The armorial will not be treated in full, but specific aspects, problems or ideas will be discussed. Your thoughts on these issues are valuable and therefore you are more than welcome to share your ideas and comments. Manuscript The...

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[CfA] Make a wish: Suggest Swiss manuscripts for digitisation at the ‘e-codices’ project

For historians working on manuscripts that are held in Swiss libraries, the e-codices project currently offers a unique opportunity: Until 1 March 2015, anyone can suggest manuscripts in Swiss archives or libraries for digitisation and publication in the project’s virtual library. In this way, 25 medieval and modern manuscripts, ‘which should be of major significance for research’ are meant to be made available in 2015, as the call for...

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[Update:] The Zürich armorial available online – plus many more additions to our list of digitised armorials

Thanks to the Swiss digitisation project e-codices, one of the most important sources of medieval heraldry is now available in a hitherto unprecedented quality: the Zürcher Wappenrolle (Zürich armorial). Its importance for heraldists and historians alike stems from the fact that this extraordinary armorial is considered to be one of the oldest collections of coats of arms of the medieval Holy Roman Empire. Besides that, it is the only...

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Digitised Armorials

A growing number of libraries and archives place digitised versions of manuscripts with collections of coats of arms online. This provides a great possibility to look at an expanding repertoire of armorials from right behind your screen. Below you will find a list of these manuscripts, which also includes sources that might not qualify as an armorial, but do hold a considerable number of coats of arms and are...