Malta Manuscripts

Malta Manuscripts

HMML’s Malta Study Center has microfilmed and digitized archives, manuscripts, rare printed works, and art related to the history of Malta and the Sovereign Military Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta (also known as the Order of Malta) for more than 70 institutions in Malta, the United States, and Canada. The collection includes over 16,000 reels of microfilm and 2.5 million digital images from partner archives and libraries, including:

The Center has also worked closely with local partners to digitize the private and confraternal archives in Malta, such as:

The microfilm and digital collections provide researchers with a rare opportunity to explore the institutional history of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, the history of Malta, and the complex social and legal history of the Mediterranean. The collection uniquely stands out for its early modern music, art, and cartographic collections, which include the works by Francesco Azopardi, Nicolò Isouard, Mattia Pretti, and Antoine Favray.

Highlights


  • Countries

    Malta, the United States, and Canada (Malta manuscripts are also found in the Western European collections)
  • Date Range

    11th-20th centuries
  • Languages

    Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, English, Maltese, Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Syriac, and Armenian
  • Director

    Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Director of the Malta Study Center
Naval actions of the Order of Saint John, Malta Study Center Collection (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/museum/view/1755'>HMML 00295</a>) Naval actions of the Order of Saint John, Malta Study Center Collection (HMML 00295)
Coat of arms of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/236567'>ACMC 00030</a>) Coat of arms of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (ACMC 00030)
Pennant of the Grand Master, Catholic University of America (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/500329'>CUAMAL 00001</a>) Pennant of the Grand Master, Catholic University of America (CUAMAL 00001)
Massa family tree, Confraternity of Charity (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/222195'>KKM 00154</a>) Massa family tree, Confraternity of Charity (KKM 00154)

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