Recently Digitized Manuscripts from the BAV

Welcome! This project is a continuation of the work started by Jean-Baptiste Piggin tracking new manuscripts added to the digitized manuscripts of the Vatican Libraries. Each week we add a new page with the manuscripts from the previous week, with title, author, date and incipt where possible. Announcements of the weekly update will be posted to Twitter, anyone with additions, corrections or information about any manuscripts is invited to contact me there and I'll add it here.

Please note that this page only lists the most recent seven entries. For older entries, please look in the yearly archive files:

Manuscripts are browsable by Fond, the term for collection, in much the same way that they are on the official BAV website. The listing here provides all high-quality digitized manuscripts, that is those not from scanned microfilm, along with the same metadata one would find in the weekly listings and a thumbnail. For some of the collections, notably Latin collections, Vat.gr and Rossiani, this generates a very large page.

In addition to the weekly entries listed above, there are a series of custom pages where groups of manuscripts are pulled from the database using custom queries. These Ad Hoc query pages are available with brief descriptions of the contents and sometimes the reason for that specific query. Please contact the editor if you have an query you'd like generated as part of this collection.

Only thirty-nine manuscripts were digitized this week into the Vatican repository. Due to the lower output than recent weeks, perhaps related to the feast of Michaelmas, the distribution of the manuscripts does not follow the recent trend. The majority of the volumes, twenty in total, come from the Vat.lat fond, with Ott.lat adding nine and Barb.lat add...
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At the close of the week a total of sixty-seven manuscripts had been added to the Vatican repositories. Roughly similar to the last few weeks in distribution, Vat.lat contributed the most with thirty-two, followed by Barb.lat with twenty-four. The remainder came from smaller groups, Ott.lat with eight, Pal.lat with two and Ross with a single manuscript....
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In total sixty-four manuscripts were digitized this week. The distribution of the top few fonds has changed slightly, but the broad trends of the last few months continues. This week Vat.lat. was the most populous collection, with twenty-seven, followed by Barb.lat with twenty and Pal.lat with 10. The week's work concludes with five more Ross, and one ...
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Seventy-five manuscripts were digitized this week into the Vatican repository. Unsurprisingly the pattern of the last several weeks continues, with Pal.lat and Barb.lat contributing the majority of the manuscripts, with forty and twenty respectively. The remaining manuscripts came from Vat.lat, with eight, Ross and Ott.lat with three a piece and one mor...
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A total of sixty-two manuscripts were digitized this week. Trends continue with Pal.lat and Barb.lat manuscripts being the bulk of the work, with thirty-one and twenty-four respectively. Due to the organization of the Palatine collection, when they are uploaded in sequence, or close to numeric order, they are often similar topics, which means that this ...
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In total eighty-nine manuscripts were digitized this week, the first batch after the August vacation weeks. Trends from earlier in the summer continue, with the bulk of the manuscripts coming from the Pal.lat (38) and Barb.lat (25) collections. Vat.lat contributed thirteen, split across the range of 6xxx and 10xxx, and Ross added another ten. The week ...
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As the Vatican continues their summer vacation this week, no new manuscripts were digitized. I took the opportunity to update the Fond Pages, which now have proper introductions through the end of the letter P. This covers the Pontificio Istituto Orientale(P.I.O) through Patteta. Within this range are the collections of Papyrus documents held in the ...
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