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 details:

Resource Type: CatalogDownloadable dataImagesManuscripts/FacsimilesSearchable DatabaseText: Medieval

License: Must provide creditNo Fee

Modern Language: EnglishFrench

Medieval content details:

Dates: 1230 - 1800

Most manuscripts date from the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries.

Subject: ArtChivalryCourtly LoveGenderManuscript Decoration/IlluminationManuscript StudiesMaterial CultureNobility, GentryWomen

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: AllegoricalLiteratureManuscriptsMaterial EvidenceRomanceTextual EvidenceVerse

Geopolitical Region: British Isles and IrelandEnglandEuropeFranceGerman Lands

Original Language: French

Medieval Creators: Jean de MeunGuillame de Lorris