Charters from Medieval Burgundy on-line
Medieval Burgundy is an archival treasure trove. Somehow thousands of legal and diplomatic documents like foundation acts, wills, pontifical privileges, charters and literally hundreds of cartularies have been preserved.
Digitisation of – or parts of all this – started in 2004 as part of a larger project: “Chartes et pouvoir au Moyen Âge” which was conducted under the auspices of MSH – Maison des sciences de l’homme. (Of this project a digitised footprint seems to have disappeared…
The project is important because the cartularies concerns such grand institutions as Cluny and Citeaux. So-far 20 cartularies including 15000 documents have been digitized from the regions of Côte-d’Or, Nièvre, Saône-et-Loire and Yonne. At the site a collection of articles as well as digitized editions from the 19th and 20th century are available. The documents are available in txt, doc, pdf as well as image.The database also contains unpublished cartularies from Medieval Burgundy, which can be scrolled or flipped through.
Recently the team provided access to four editions from the 20th century, the cartulary of Sens, the charters of St. Etienne de Dijon, more charters from the abbey of Citeaux and the proceedings of the priory of Saint-Sympherien; thus adding to this very impressive collection.