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Rylands Medieval collection online - manuscripts

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:23 pm
by Kate Tiler
This is worth a look for anyone interested in medieval manuscripts:

http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/ere ... /medieval/

They have a lovely Chaucer, with very nice handwriting:

http://enriqueta.man.ac.uk:8180/luna/se ... =9&trs=398

Not sure if the link will work for that, but they also have a link to vrowse the medieval collection:

http://enriqueta.man.ac.uk:8180/luna/se ... evalVC~4~4

took me a while to get the hang of the zoom & page turning, but it is fun when you get the hang of it - a very nice tents picture there too.

Re: Rylands Medieval collection online - manuscripts

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:02 pm
by Teagirl
Very nice!

I was asked to leave the Ryland's Library once, many years ago. Apparently I wasn't 'the right sort', when all I wanted was info on how to get a copy of an article in a publication of theirs.

Re: Rylands Medieval collection online - manuscripts

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:51 pm
by Tom H
Yes, very nice. Partly makes up for their curator "expert" talking about The Forme of Cury on local news the other night and saying how expensive spices were used to hide the taste of gone-off meat... :roll:

No doubt will prove a useful resource, thanks for sharing it.

Re: Rylands Medieval collection online - manuscripts

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:27 pm
by gregory23b
"how expensive spices were used to hide the taste of gone-off meat.."

Be worth writing to him to explain the logical fallacy of using expensive spices on rotten meat, if you can afford the spices, then you can afford fresh meat.

It is an odd one that seems to escape people until you explain it to them and the mouse in their heads start to run in the right direction.

Re: Rylands Medieval collection online - manuscripts

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:12 am
by Marcus Woodhouse
The same logic that suggests that people in the past could build a cathedral/castle/guild hall but were too stupid to tell if food had gone off.