Italy


  • Region

    Europe
  • Country

    Italy
  • Cities

    Rome, Subiaco, Cava de' Tirreni, Novacella
  • Repositories

    Collegio Armeno (Rome), Santa Scolastica (Subiaco), Abbey of La Santissima Trinità (Cava de’ Tirreni), and Neustift Augustiner-Chorherren-Bibliothek (Abbey of Novacella)
  • Languages

    Latin, German, Italian, Armenian, Greek, French, Arabic, Hebrew, and others
  • Project Dates

    1964-1965, 1973, 2019

HMML’s short history of microfilming projects in Italy preceded the initial work in Austria led by Father Oliver Kapsner, OSB. The Benedictine monastery of Santa Scolastica in Subiaco proved to be the largest project, with its collection of 308 manuscripts. Smaller partial projects were also completed in two other communities, the Augustinian Abbey of Novacella (Kloster Neustift), possessing a collection of 88 Latin manuscripts dating from the 12th to the 17th centuries, and the Abbey of La Santissima Trinità in Cava de’ Tirreni, whose manuscripts date back to the 9th century. HMML began a new phase of work in Italy in 2019 with the digitization of 250 Armenian manuscripts at the Collegio Armeno, Rome. HMML's collaboration with the Zaydi Manuscript Tradition Project at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, has led to the addition of dozens of Zaydi-tradition Islamic manuscripts from several repositories to vHMML Reading Room.

Collegio Armeno, Rome Collegio Armeno, Rome
Armenian manuscript at the Collegio Armeno, Rome Armenian manuscript at the Collegio Armeno, Rome
Digitization at the Collegio Armeno, Rome Digitization at the Collegio Armeno, Rome
Interior of Church of San Nicola da Tolentino adjacent to Collegio Armeno Interior of Church of San Nicola da Tolentino adjacent to Collegio Armeno
Subiaco Subiaco
10th-century Passionale from Santa Scolastica, Subiaco (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/114793'>SEP SUBIACO 00163A</a>) 10th-century Passionale from Santa Scolastica, Subiaco (SEP SUBIACO 00163A)
Neustift Augustiner-Chorherren-Bibliothek at the Augustinian Abbey of Novacella Neustift Augustiner-Chorherren-Bibliothek at the Augustinian Abbey of Novacella
14th-c. Prayer book in Latin, Abbey of Novacella (Novacella 29635) 14th-c. Prayer book in Latin, Abbey of Novacella (Novacella 29635)
Augustinian Abbey of Novacella Augustinian Abbey of Novacella
The Abbey of Novacella The Abbey of Novacella
The Codex Cavensis, a 9th-century Latin Bible (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/114557'>SEP CAVA 1</a>) The Codex Cavensis, a 9th-century Latin Bible (SEP CAVA 1)
The Abbey of La Santissima Trinità (Cava de’ Tirreni) The Abbey of La Santissima Trinità (Cava de’ Tirreni)

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