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Manuscripts of the Military History Institute in Prague

The greatest part of digitised manuscripts of the Military History Institute in Prague is formed by reports of Prince Albert Casimir August of Saxony, Duke of Teschen, on various military conflicts of the last quarter of the 18th century, accompanied by extensive map material and tabular overviews. Smaller volumes contain copies of military orders, reports on military campaigns and treatises on ammunition casting.


Digitised Manuscripts of the National Library of the CR

Another part of the manuscripts from the collections of the National Library that have been made accessible contains mainly modern handwritten copies of earlier historical sources coming from the Thun-Hohenstein library in Děčín (shelf mark XIX); handwritten copies of works by Bohuslav Balbín can be found in the two-volume manuscript XXIII.C.40. The medieval codices that have recently been digitised are of Czech origin and were written in the second half of the 14th century and at the beginning of the 15th century; in terms of content, they are an assortment of sermonic, mystical, natural-science, theological and philosophical works.


Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Museum of Jindřichův Hradec

From the collections in the Museum of Jindřichův Hradec, a large collection of manuscripts and early printed books has been digitised. The earliest codices include a gradual from the beginning of the 16th century, used and complemented also in the next centuries (RK 533), and a breviary from 1521 (RK 001); later manuscripts are represented mainly by prayer books. The earliest printed book is Kniha lékařská [Medical Book] by Jan Černý (Niger), printed in Nuremberg in 1517 (S 0012); a collection of Latin occasional poetry comprises the binder’s volume S 0099. Other books printed in Czech and German come mainly from the eighteenth century, namely from the workshops of printers in Jindřichův Hradec: Jan Bedřich Jakeš, František Antonín Schönstein, Hynek (Ignác) Vojtěch and František Petr Hilgartner and Josef Alois Landfras.


Digitalised codices of the Research library in Olomouc

In 2014, the Research Library in Olomouc digitised two manuscripts with theological and homiletic content. They both come from the second half of the 14th century; one formed part of the library of the Carthusian monastery in Prague – Smíchov (M I 326) while the other belonged to the monastery of the same order in Dolany (M II 246).