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Dutch Language and Literature: Manuscripts

Dutch Language and Literature

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Bodleian Library, Western Mansucripts Department

Bodleian Library, Imaging Services

Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library (Special Collections) holds several Dutch manuscripts. Consult especially the Marshall collection, on Online Catalogues of Western Manuscripts.

The oldest Dutch phrase 'Hebban olla vogala nestas nestas hagunnan hinase hic enda thu....' is documented in ms Bodley 340.

Ms Marshall 29 in the Bodleian Library is one of the main Middle Dutch literary manuscripts, containing the following texts: Mellibeus, Jans Teesteye, Boec vander Wraken, Maskaroen, Saladijn, De 10 plagen en de 10 geboden.


Images of (parts of) manuscripts may be requested from the Imaging Services

 Further information about Middle Dutch manuscripts can be found in the Bibliotheca Neerlandica Manuscripta at Leiden University, which contains manuscript documentation and content information. 


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Johanneke Sytsema
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