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EUROPEANA REGIA: Europeana Regia: a digital collaborative library of royal manuscripts in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Europeana Regia is a collaborative project, which aims to create a European corpus of digitised mostly illuminated manuscripts, testimonies of the circulation of texts and art in Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, with a focus on the beginning of European culture in the Carolingian time. It concerns three most important sets of mediaeval and Renaissance manuscripts : - manuscripts from the times of Charles the Great and his successors (780-900 ca), copied and often illuminated in monasteries straightly linked with royal or imperial power - the manuscripts from the library of king Charles V of France (r. 1364-1380), which were mainly kept in the Librairie du Louvre - the collection of Aragon kings of Naples, now separated between four main depositories in France, Italy, Spain and Great Britain – without any doubt one of the most precious libraries from the end of the 15th century. It will represents a total of 670 manuscripts, more than 240 000 images. It associates several important public, university and national libraries, holding a specific part of the European cultural heritage For the first time, Europeana Regia will thus make accessible a significant part of these most precious testimonies of our cultural heritage accessible for European citizens through Europeana.

Contact information

FREYRE Elisabeth
QUAI FRANCOIS MAURIAC 11
75706 PARIS
FRANCE
Tel. +33-1-53795913
Fax. +33-1-53794737

Participants

Coordinator: BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE, FRANCE

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE FRANCE
BIBLIOTHEQUE ROYALE DE BELGIQUE-KONINKLIJKE BIBLIOTHEEK VAN BELGIE BELGIUM
HERZOG AUGUST BIBLIOTHEK GERMANY
BAYERISCHE STAATSBIBLIOTHEK GERMANY
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA SPAIN

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