'Dragon Leaf,' detail. MS 314, Latin Bible, Northern France, c. 1240
Special Collections, Rare and Distinctive Collections
This guide provides an introduction to the European History to 1600 (HIST 1011) through the lens of manuscripts and early printed works held in Special Collections, Collections of Distinction, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries.
This guide includes images of works from our collections as well as digitized copies of key manuscripts held by the British Library and Cambridge University and elsewhere. To navigate this site, use the tabs at the top to navigate by time period and subject.
See below for links to our collections and to other primary sources.
Guide and text by Susan Guinn-Chipman, 2021. Edits by Sean Babbs, 2022.
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