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Type de ressource : Bibliographique avec illustrations
Nombre de données : Plus de 270 manuscrits et 7000 illustrations
Sujet(s) : Collection de manuscrits issue de la bibliothèque privée des ducs de Bourgogne
Over 7000 full-colour images, codicological and iconographical descriptions and an up-to-date bibliography from almost 270 manuscripts
The historic Library of the Dukes of Burgundy has justifiable been considered, since the Middle Ages, to be one of the most splendid collections of Western civilisation. This project provides a fresh analysis and an inventorised electronic catalogue.
La Bibliothèque des Ducs de Bourgogne focuses on 270 extant codices from the original collection that are still held in the Manuscripts Department of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek / Bibliothèque royale in Brussels. For each manuscript every miniature (illustration, marginal decoration, historiated initial etc.) and a large number of the key folios of the text (incipit, explicit, colophon, prologue, table of contents etc.) are available. The number of images is estimated to be more than 7000. Each image is linked to a detailed manuscript description and an index, using todays analytical methods.
The inventory of La Bibliothèque des Ducs de Bourgogne is laid out in four coherent series following a classification by literary genre. The Series A will contain liturgical texts, philosophical and theological texts and ascetic and hagiographical writings. Series B will contain the Bible and books of the Bible as well as didactic writings. Series C contains the Law books and literary works and Series D contains the historical writings and classical texts.