Codices Fennici – Finnish (and Swedish) Medieval and 16th Century Manuscripts Online

10.3.2017 - 09:30
The Finnish Literature Society (SKS) is pleased to announce the release of Codices Fennici – a digital collection of Finnish medieval and 16th century manuscripts.

Upon completion, the collection will include digital reproductions and scholarly descriptions of over 200 manuscripts stored in archives and libraries in Finland and Sweden. The collection includes liturgical, legal, administrative, spiritual and historical texts in Latin, Swedish and Finnish.

The digital reproductions, TEI P5 versions of the manuscript descriptions, and the manuscript metadata are all published openly under Creative Commons licences. Users can also download the descriptions and reproductions and use them on their own personal computers.

Codices Fennici complements earlier online publications of Finnish medieval documents and manuscript fragments. After its publication, practically the entire corpus of written medieval sources from Finland is available online.

The Finnish Literature Society (SKS) promotes the advancement of a diverse Finnish culture. The work of SKS is based on an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the roots of the culture and the contemporary profile of a multicultural and multilingual Finland.

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