New medieval manuscript facsimiles in Special Collections
Introducing three of Special Collections’ latest acquisitions, all facsimiles of original medieval manuscripts related to the 11th and 12th centuries:
Vita Adelelmi (Vida de San Lesmes). Call number: Vault Collection Quarto BX 4700 .A24 V58 2004
A facsimile of a manuscript from Burgos, Spain. This manuscript contains the life and miracles of St. Adelelmus (San Lesmes, d. circa 1100), the patron saint of the city of Burgos, as well as the chants and liturgy to celebrate the mass in his honor.
A reproduction of a manuscript held by the Vatican Library, which relates the story of the life of Matilda of Tuscany (1046-1115), an Italian noblewoman and military leader.
Chirurgia. Call number: Rare Book Collection RD 30 .A2816 2012
A reproduction of a 12th century manuscript held by the Austrian national library. The text is a Latin translation of an Arabic treatise on surgery.