821 Manuscripts From The Lʹvivsʹka Natsionalʹna Naukova Biblioteka Ukraïny Im. V. Stefanyka Have Been Added To vHMML Reading Room
821 manuscripts from the Lʹvivsʹka natsionalʹna naukova biblioteka Ukraïny im. V. Stefanyka have been added to vHMML Reading RoomPosted: 2020-10-07
821 manuscripts from the Vasyl Stefanyk National Scientific Library in L’viv, Ukraine, have been added to vHMML. This Ukrainian national library was founded in 1940, assembling the holdings of many well-known Ukrainian and Polish organizations that operated in the region prior to 1939, such as the Central Archive of the Order of Saint Basil the Great, the collections of the Shevchenko Scientific Society and the Greek-Catholic Theological Academy, and the "Ossolineum" Institute collections.
The digitized manuscripts from this largely Church Slavonic collection include Gospel books, liturgical books, commentaries, music, apocrypha, homilies, and other religious literature. Some are lavishly decorated with headpieces, miniatures, woodcuts, and decorated initials. The music collection is particularly rich, represented in more than 150 manuscripts.