Project Status: Ongoing

The SDBM continuously aggregates and updates observations of pre-modern manuscripts drawn from over 13,000 auction and sales catalogs, inventories, catalogs from institutional and private collections, and other sources that document sales and locations of these books from around the world.  It may be searched or browsed by author, title, seller, provenance, date, and others, and the datasets may also be downloaded in .xlsx or .csv format. Members of our user community are invited to log in and help us to build, maintain, and improve this resource.

Medieval content details:

Dates: 500 - 1600

Subject: Manuscript StudiesMaterial Culture

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: ManuscriptsTextual Evidence

All types of pre-1600 manuscripts

Geopolitical Region: Asia, East and SouthEuropeMiddle East

All of medieval Europe

Original Language: Arabic (Middle)AramaicArmenianCelticChineseCopticCzechDutchEnglishEthiopianFrenchGermanGreekHebrewItalianLatinNorsePersian (Middle)PortugueseSlavicSpanishSyriacTurkish

All medieval European languages

All medieval authors