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March 12, 2014 8:00 AM Subscribe
posted by MartinWisse (11 comments total)
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"In 2011, when we blogged about the Shaftesbury Psalter (which may have belonged to Adeliza of Louvain; see below), we wrote that medieval manuscripts which had belonged to women were relatively rare survivals. This still remains true, but as we have reviewed our blog over the past few years, it has become clear that we must emphasize the relative nature of the rarity – we have posted literally dozens of times about manuscripts that were produced for, owned, or created by a number of medieval women." -- For International Womens' Day last week, the British Library's Medieval Manuscripts blog showcases a selection of manuscripts that belonged to some of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages
If you're into (medieval) manuscripts (and who isn't) the blog
) is more than worth putting in your RSS reader, as each featured manuscript is available in its entirety, from the British Library digitised manuscripts site
British Library's digitised manuscripts featured previously: Beatus Cycle, knights fighting snails, Beowulf digitised, St Cuthbert gospel, Hebrew manuscripts.