For over a thousand years, manuscripts were written and illuminated throughout Western Europe. Each manuscript featured on this website has been plotted on the map. Select a red dot on the map to show manuscripts produced at that place, and adjust the date range using the filter in the upper right corner.

There is a separate timeline for each manuscript which displays a list of events related to its makers and owners. Selecting ‘go to manuscript’ will take you to a separate page with multiple images from each volume, information on the text, historical and social contexts, as well as scientific data relating to the pigments and techniques used by the illuminators.