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Universitätsbibliothek Mainz

Manuscripts, Incunabula, and Documents

The historic holdings, which are particularly important for the history of Mainz, range from a breviary made around 1482 for the then administrator of the Diocese of Mainz, Adalbert of Saxony, to some incunabula and feudal letters from the Archbishops of Mainz from the 17th and 18th centuries.


Ausschnitt einer alten Handschrift
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A large part of our valuable holdings can be viewed in detail, page by page, online.

Holdings that have not yet been digitized are available for academic use on request.

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Manuscripts in Rhineland-Palatinate

The Handschriftencensus Rheinland-Pfalz (Manuscript Census Rhineland-Palatinate) is a basic cataloging project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the LIS funding program "Cataloging and Digitization of Handwritten and Printed Tradition" from May 25, 2010 to June 30, 2012. It was initiated by the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Medieval Studies Mainz and is jointly led by the German Department and Mainz University Library.


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Dr. Christian George
Dr. Christian George