Project Status: Ongoing
From the creators: The purpose of the project is to collect all information relating to the books of Durham Priory, manuscript and printed work inherited, given, bought or created by the monks of the Benedictine priory of Durham, its predecessors and cells.
As of 2020, the project has made available catalog descriptions and IIIF-compliant images of over 150 of the manuscripts associated with Durham Cathedral. Currently items are not searchable but are arranged by shelfmark. The project is regularly updated as has an active blog associated with it.
Modern Language: English
Medieval content details:
Dates: 500 - 1600
The libraries include a few fragments from the 6th century and extend into early printing era.
Subject: Anglo-Saxons, Biblical studies, Church Fathers, Clergy, Codicology, Education, Universities, Law, Liturgy, Manuscript Decoration/Illumination, Manuscript Studies, Material Culture, Middle English, Monasticism, Monks, Nuns, Paleography, Papacy, Philosophy, Theology, Piety, Priests, Bishops, Canons, Religion - Institutional Church, Scriptural Exegesis, Theology
Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Advice, Instructional Texts, Allegorical, Charters, Chronicles, Annals, Commentary, Gloss, Exegesis, Compendia, Episcopal Registers, Hagiography, Legal Codes, Literature, Liturgy, Material Evidence, Music, Religious Texts, Rules, Scripture, Sermons, Orations, Textual Evidence