All the classical MSS in Florence now online

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Roger Pearse on his excellent blog has made me aware that the Laurentian library in Florence has put online a mass of manuscripts! As Roger notes: "The Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, to give it its formal title, is the library of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Florence was the home of the renaissance, the base of the rediscovery of the classics, and the great library of Nicolo Nicoli ended up in this collection. There are treasures to be found there!"
"This is wonderful, wonderful news. Suddenly it becomes possible for us all to consult these manuscripts. Better still, you can download individual pages and do digital enhancement on them, if you need to.
Magic! Well done the BML!"
I can just say "amen".
The search page is here: