MIRABILE: Digital Archives for Medieval Latin Culture

The continuously expanding project publishes online the important resources constituted by the well-known SISMEL’s databases (Medioevo latino, the Bibliotheca Scriptorum Latinorum Medii recentiorisque Aevi, the Compendium Auctorum Medii Aevi) and by the prestigious journals published by the Edizioni del Galluzzo. Subscription service with some free resources.

Petrarchive. An edition of Petrarch’s songbook Rerum vulgarium fragmenta.

The Petrarchive (ed. Storey, Walsh and Magni) is an open access rich-text digital edition of Petrarch’s songbook Rerum vulgarium fragmenta (Rvf). The website does not reproduce in OCR other editions but proposes a new digital way of visualizing, studying and teaching Petrarch’s work by offering different levels of visualization of the texts (facsimile high-quality images of all the chartae of the partial holograph Vaticano Latino 3195, its complete diplomatic transcriptions and edited forms, a prototype for a new eleven-section commentary including a new English translation), as well as multiple indices and tools to access the diverse strata of the work’s composition.

The Petrarchive is designed as a tool both to introduce Petrarch’s collection—a collection that continues to influence modern cultures in many languages—and to give advanced users access to Petrarch’s “original” text and an extensive “material” commentary for each poem. Among the most innovative aspects of the project is its visual indexes. The project proposes, in fact, different ways of accessing Petrarch’s 366 poems, among which: 1) Text indices arranged and searchable by: a) poem number (in the physical order of Petrarch’s last version); b) alphabetical order of the poems (including retrievable palimpsests); c) genres (sonnets, sestinas, canzoni, ballate and madrigals); d) line graph of each charta. 2) A visual index of the external order and internal arrangement in line graph form of each charta 3) A visual index of the chartae arranged by the fascicle structure of Vatican Latino 3195

Digital Cicognara Library

Digital Cicognara Library

Contains the full text of Conte Leopoldo Cicognara’s Catalogo ragionato dei libri d’arte e d’antichità, published in 1821, integrated with digital images of the full text of every title in the Cicognara Library. Includes both black-and-white facsimiles of the original volumes in the Vatican Library (digitized from microform masters), and one or more high-resolution, color digital facsimiles of unique copies from project partner libraries, along with thorough bibliographic information.

Humanistica Cordvbensia


Hvmanistica Cordvbensia is coordinated by Julián Solana Pujalte, Área de Filología Latina de la Universidad de Córdoba. It includes the following: Bibliotheca Erasmiana Hispanica: Erasmo en las bibliotecas españolas actuales e históricas. Genesivs: Estudios sobre la obra de Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda (1490–1573) y el humanismo renacentista. Cvm Privilegio: Libros, bibliotecas y lecturas en Córdoba en la Edad Moderna.

An Incipitarium of Funeral Orations and a Smattering of Other Panegyrical Literature from the Italian Renaissance (ca. 1350–1550).

The database, in PDF form, contains manuscript and printed copies of funeral orations and a few other orations. It is arranged alphabetically by incipit.