Project Status: Ongoing
A searchable catalog of digitized manuscripts containing the Roman de la Rose, an allegorical love poem in the form of a dream vision composed in Old French in the 13th century. The current collection of 130 manuscripts (of an estimated 320 total) may be browsed by repository, shelf mark, date, origin, or illustrations, allowing cross-manuscript comparison of illustrations and sections of text. Much of the data downloadable in .csv format.
* National History Day Selected Resource *
Resource Type: Catalog, Downloadable data, Images, Manuscripts/Facsimiles, Searchable Database, Text: Medieval
License: Must provide credit, No Fee
Medieval content details:
Dates: 1230 - 1800
Most manuscripts date from the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries.
Subject: Art, Chivalry, Courtly Love, Gender, Manuscript Decoration/Illumination, Manuscript Studies, Material Culture, Nobility, Gentry, Women
Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Allegorical, Literature, Manuscripts, Material Evidence, Romance, Textual Evidence, Verse
Geopolitical Region: British Isles and Ireland, England, Europe, France, German Lands
Original Language: French
Medieval Creators: Jean de Meun, Guillame de Lorris