January 19, 2022

Medieval Manuscripts: Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Acquires Clumber Park Chartier; Digital Version Online

From Yale University:

The Beinecke Library recently acquired the Clumber Park Chartier, considered the finest illustrated manuscript of Alain Chartier (c. 1386-c. 1430), one of the most influential poets of the later Middle Ages. The manuscript, made in France circa 1455-1460 and circa 1475, is available for research by scholars and students at the library. The complete work has also been digitized and can be viewed on the Beinecke digital library.


A detailed portion of the Clumber Park Chartier manuscript, now available online and at the Beinecke Library for research. Source: YaleNews


The Clumber Park Charter can be viewed online at the Beinecke Digital Library.  There are nearly 1,400 medieval manuscripts available, in whole or in part, on the Beinecke Digital Library, including works in Latin, Italian, English, Greek, French, German, and many more languages.

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