Manuscriptorium: Open Catalogue of Historical Collections and Digital Library of manuscripts and rare old printed books
Manuscriptorium contains data from 33 Czech institutions (public and research libraries, archives, museums; and castle and monastery libraries) and also 12 foreign libraries.
This selection of interesting documents comprises the so-called Paris Fragment which contains a part of the richly illustrated Latin translation of the oldest rhymed chronicle written in Czech, known as the Dalimil Chronicle; Passional of the Abbess Kunigunde (1314-1321) which contains exceptional specimens of book illustration. It was ordered and its content inspired by the daughter of the Czech King Přemysl Otakar II; Velislav’s Bible (14th century), the most extensive surviving illustrated manuscript from medieval central Europe; the Richenthal‘s Chronicle which depicts the participants and the proceedings of the Council of Constance (1414-1418); Jaroš Griemiller from Třebsko: Rosarium Philosophorum the most notable literary testimonial to the high level of alchemy research in Bohemia.
Manuscriptorium is a freely accessible digital library which enables ready access to concentrated information on historical resources via sophisticated search tools. Manuscriptorium is a Europeana sub-aggregator for the sphere of historical resources.