New Manuscript Fragments at Rolduc Abbey

I’ve blogged before about the amazing palaeographical work happening over at the “Turning Over A New Leaf” project in Leiden. This week, Dr. Kwakkel and some of his students are at Rolduc Abbey hunting for medieval manuscript fragments – and live-tweeting their discoveries.

According to Kwakkel’s feed, the abbey library contains 200,000 uncatalogued volumes, many of which seem to contain medieval fragments in the bindings. So far, the team have found many fragements, and including two full folia of a 13th C. Justinian Digest (a part of the Corpus Iuris Civilis, the law code issued by Justinian in the 6th century), and some illuminated letters.

Do take a look at Kwakkel’s feed and #rolduc212, which post discoveries as they happen, along with pictures. Also take a look at the blog post about the hunt on the Turning Over A New Leaf site.

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