Serbian manuscripts from the National Library of Serbia in Belgrade

Serbian manuscript heritage is not rich in scope, since its largest part has been destroyed in the concatenation of historical circumstances. The basic feature of Serbian manuscript heritage is to reflect the Orthodox Christian world-view, whatever the topic would be. In literary terms, it preserves the structure, form and content of Byzantine literary canon that also fits its original creations.
National Library of Serbia in Belgrade has an important Cyrillic manuscript collection, mostly Serbian-Slavonic one, despite suffering during the First and total destroying during the Second World War. This collection now includes 306 manuscript books and fragments, as well as 99 old printed books (XV-XVII century). In Manuscriptorium, the collection has been represented by catalogue records and digital copies of 22 Serbian-Slavonic manuscript books. Selected manuscripts differ by the time of origin, content, state of preservation, type of scripture, beauty of illumination, historical background and other elements. That is why the true value of a manuscript could be considered only through intersection of all these elements.
Serbian manuscripts from the National Library of Serbia in Belgrade can be seen here.