Illuminated Manuscripts: Other Portals and Databases

Other Portals and Databases


Calendoscope is intended to help specialists in the analysis and the identification of liturgical calendars of the Middle Ages.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Because of the explosion of research in Women's Studies during the past two decades, scholars and students interested in women during the Middle Ages find an ever-growing flood of publications.

Manuscripts of Rabanus's De rerum naturis database

The Alchemy Web Site Database of Alchemical Manuscrits


Bibliologia i cultura escrita Part of Biblioteca d'Humanitats UAB. Internet resources of Ramon Soler. Complete list of links related to book history and libraries.

Historical Auxiliary Sciences Part of the Virtual Library-History Network. Links about palaeography, codicology and diplomatics to numismatics, chronology, heraldry, genealogy, etc.

Libraries and Digital collections. A complete list of international libraries and digital collections. Part of Biblioteca Digital d'Història de l'Art Hispànic (BDHAH)

The Labyrinth. Sponsored by Georgetown University, The Labyrinth provides free, organized access to resources in medieval studies. The Labyrinth’s easy-to-use links provide connections to databases, services, texts, and images around the world. Each user will be able to find an Ariadne’s thread through the maze of information on the Web. Manuscripts resources.

Virtual guide to art collecionism and patronage, 14th-20th centuries Repertory of some 1.900 Internet addresses, by countries, regions and epochs, with brief commentaries. Includes Italy (some 675 addresses), Malta, Spain, France, Monaco, Belgium and Netherlands, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein, Bohemia and Moravia, Hungary and Croatia, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Greece, Latvia, Russia, United States, Canada, Precolumbian America, Latin America and the Non-western world. Deals with the activity of sovereigns (lay or ecclesiastical), nobility, commoners (artists included), and civil corporations (universities, art academies, guilds, brotherhoods, etc.) in order to promote and collect buildings, gardens, fine arts and books. Deals with churchmen as private patrons, but does not include Church patronage in general. It does not deal with the activity of public administration, civil nor military. Offers links to monuments, museums, libraries, biographies (individuals and families), artist monographies, journal articles, auction catalogues, etc. Links updated to July-November 2019.


Cançoners DB a portal and a database on medieval Catalan poetic manuscrits. It offers descriptions and data of manuscripts, authors and works, exhaustive bibliographical references and a digital library of texts.

Comparatio Des chants liturgiques médiévaux This musical database is intended to facilitate the identification of the origins of liturgical manuscripts.

Convivio. El objetivo principal de la Asociación es la promoción de estudios sobre cancioneros y lírica medieval europea, para facilitar la comunicación entre los estudiosos de las diferentes escuelas, lenguas y culturas, así como el intercambio de experiencias y metodologías.

The Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) is a leading resource for the study of medieval manuscripts.

e-sequence The St. Gallen manuscripts offer valuable clues to bring the music in the 9th and 10th centuries back to life today. Through a careful study of the manuscripts together with the new digital techniques, it is possible to reconstruct the music.

Iter liturgicum italicum This repertoire is the result of the work of Giacomo Baroffio, Professor Emeritus of the University of Pavia, who collected data on liturgical books of Italian origin kept in Italy and elsewhere, or reported in the catalogues of auction houses.

Medieval Music Database La Trobe University, Not updated since 2004

Pontificio Istituto Ambrosiano di Musica Sacra (PIAMS), The Pontifical Ambrosian Institute of Sacred Music (PIAMS) is a research centre of academic nature with scientific, teaching and pastoral aims in the liturgical-musical area, which gives particular attention to the Ambrosian rite and chant.

Portal Juan Alfonso de Baena pretende facilitar y fomentar los estudios sobre el siglo XV español, fundamentalmente los trabajos de investigación sobre CANCIONEROS, al mismo tiempo que el estudio y la difusión del patrimonio histórico de Baena.

Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum (TML) aims to give free access to and make searchable every known Latin text on music from the late antiquity to the seventeenth century, in multiple editions and in transcriptions from original sources.