French Medieval images ~ on line at the Bodleian Library


I thought many readers would be interested in viewing the thousands of Medieval document images that have been digitalised by the Bodleian Library, Oxford, England.

The images range from quirky marginal drawings, full pages from French illuminated manuscripts, maps of France, UK, Ireland and the World, and more! It’s a great example of a university democratising its resources. I’ve added a selection on this page – the link to the site itself is at the end of this page.

Above: a late 13th Century depiction of Janus or January ~ quite appropriate, I think, for a blog this month.

Below: late 15th Century depiction of Avarice, with the Pope, a Bishop, a Cardinal, monks and a prince/king all receiving just punishment after death.

Below: late 15th Century image.

Below: and finally, an amusing marginal illustration by a French monk in the 14th Century

To view some 6,000 French images and over 7,000 English ones just click here ~ happy surfing all, Jim.

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About Jim McNeill

I am a blogger on 'The Social History of the Touraine region of France (37)' and also 'The Colonial History of Pennsylvania and the life & Family of William Penn'. I am a Director of Fresh Ground Group Ltd.
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