Metadata For 395 Manuscripts From Cologne Cathedral Added To Reading Room

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Opening of the Gospel of Matthew from Codex 14 (HMML project no. 35145), a 10th-century Gospel Book

Metadata for 395 manuscripts from Cologne Cathedral added to Reading Room

Posted: 2020-12-17

395 manuscripts from the main manuscript collection of Erzbischöfliche Diözesan- und Dombibliothek (Cologne, Germany) have been added to Reading Room.  This older collection supplements 299 music manuscripts also held by the diocese, added to Reading Room last month.

The diocesan and cathedral library in Cologne is one of the oldest among those filmed by HMML. The roots of the library reach back to the 6th or 7th century, and its collecting started with the manuscripts owned by Archbishop Hildebald (died 818). Its medieval collection (HMML filmed approximately 370 of them) includes manuscripts and fragments dating back to the 6th century. The medieval manuscripts have been digitized under the auspices of the Codices Electronici Ecclesiae Coloniensis (CEEC), are available through the Worldwide Web, and are linked from the Reading Room records.  There are some manuscripts filmed by HMML that were not included in the Cathedral’s digitization program (project number 35347 was one of those), as well as a newly cataloged Turkish prayer book (project no. 35512). View now

Image caption: Opening of the Gospel of Matthew from Codex 14 (HMML project no. 35145), a 10th-century Gospel Book

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