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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...
During EMBARK project coordinated by the Czech National Library and funded by European Commission (September 2010 – April 2012) Manuscriptorium won another new partner which is Bulgarian “Ivan Vazov”  Public Library from Plovdiv. “Ivan Vazov”  Public Library was founded in 1879. It is a public, universal and research library and functions as the second national depository of Bulgarian printed output, i.e., an enactment entitles the library to a copy of each printed publication. The Freedom of the Press Act, adopted on October 27 1881, was of...
The Batthyaneum Library, a branch of the National Library of Romania, is located in Alba Iulia (Gyulafehérvàr/Alba Carolina Carlsburg/ Weissenburg), a fortified city and capital in the medieval period and unique residence for the Catholic bishops of Transylvania. Housed in a former church of the Trinitarian Order, the Batthyaneum Library contains, in addition to book collections, historical archives and museum collections. The Library was founded at the end of the 18th century by Count Ignatius of Batthyan, Bishop of Transylvania from 1780 – 1789, himself a scholar,...
Most manuscripts of this virtual collections are from the holdings of the National Library of the Czech Republic; some other manuscripts are from the University Library of Bratislava (Slovakia), while several individual titles are also from the Museum of Western Bohemia in Pilsen (Czech Republic) and the National Library of Kazakhstan in  Almaty. Characteristics of the collection from the National Library of the Czech Republic The Collection of Persian manuscripts has a great variety as to contents, but the volumes containing poetry are prevalent. We can find here collections of poetry...
The Manuscriptorium virtual collection of Arabic manuscripts consists of manuscripts from the National Library of the Czech Republic and from the Basagic Collection of Islamic Manuscripts in the University Library of Bratislava. The Basagic Collection is listed in the Memory of the World list of documentary heritage. The Basagic Collection contains unique manuscripts and fundamental works of medieval Islamic scholarly literature and belles-lettres, spanning the period from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and prints from two centuries, beginning in 1729. The whole collection contains not...
Manuscripts from the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Sergiev Posad, kept in the Russian State Library in Moscow, are now available. These manuscripts are from the holdings of one of the most notable Russian monasteries, which financed their digitisation. They are made available in Manuscriptorium by courtesy of the above-named Russian institutions. Slavonic manuscripts from institutions in other countries of central and eastern Europe are also to be found In Manuscriptorium Browse collection