Europeana Regia

Illustrated letter from document from the Biblioteca CarolinaSummary: Europeana Regia aimed at creating a European corpus of digitised mostly illuminated manuscripts, testimonies of the circulation of texts and art in Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, with a focus on the beginning of European culture in the Carolingian time. With the support of the European Commission, it was possible to digitise over 1 100 documents. 

Type of Project: The documents came from three original sources - the manuscripts of the Bibliotheca Carolina, the Library of Charles V and Family and the Library of the Aragonese Kings of Naples.

Countries Involved: 4

Websitehttp://www.europeanaregia.eu/

Detail

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Description

Europeana Regia aimed at creating a European corpus of digitised mostly illuminated manuscripts, testimonies of the circulation of texts and art in Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, with a focus on the beginning of European culture in the Carolingian time.

It concerned three most important sets of mediaeval and Renaissance manuscripts:

  • The Bibliotheca Carolina,
  • The library of Charles V of France,
  • The Library of the Aragonese Kings of Naples, now separated between four main depositories in France, Italy, Spain and Great Britain.

With the support of the European Commission, more than 1 100 manuscripts have been virtually assembled (digitized and described) to reconstruct a page of European heritage and made available both to researchers and the general public via the Europeana platform.

Partners

  • Bibliothèque nationale de France, France
  • Bibliothèque royale de Belgique - Koninklijke Bibliotheek van Belgie, Belgium
  • Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Germany
  • Herzog August Bibliothek (Wolfenbüttel), Germany
  • Universitat de Valencia, Spain

Duration

  • 2 years (2010-2012)

Access to Data and Documents

Available for consultation on an on line catalogue.

Available for reuse for free.

Volumetry

1 149 digitised documents, 383 000 digitised pages.

PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Digital preservation, digital unification

Dernière mise à jour: 26 juin 2019