Manuscript fragments Central Library of Leuven

A collection of manuscript fragments (about 300, also up to the year 1600). Amongst them are several dozens of musical fragments, originating from antiphons and other liturgical manuscripts.

Part of the collection are Coptic and Christian Arabic fragments, most of which were bequeathed by the Orientalist Louis-Theophile Lefort.

Other fragments are important evidence for Middle Dutch texts which have only been fragmentarily preserved, e.g. translations of important medieval works such as De consolatione Philosophiae by Boethius or Le Roman de la Rose, translated by Hein van Aken as Die Rose.

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  • Spatial Coverage

    Western Europe

  • Time Coverage

    Ancient World, Medieval