At Pages from the Past, we pride ourselves on being the digital custodians of South Carolina’s rich medieval manuscript heritage. Our mission is to preserve, celebrate, and share the timeless wisdom captured within the pages of these historical treasures. Through our painstaking efforts, we have created a digital record of all the medieval manuscripts housed within South Carolina’s esteemed institutional archives. Our collection, comprising 118 items, offers a glimpse into the captivating world of pre-modern literacy, encompassing theological, scientific, liturgical, historical, and various other texts.

Our Vision:

Our vision at Pages from the Past is to serve as a beacon of knowledge, fostering an appreciation for the technology and function of writing during the Middle Ages. By curating and showcasing this impressive range of texts over centuries of transmission, we aim to illuminate the contributions of medieval scholars and scribes to human civilization. As we explore the intricacies of these manuscripts, we seek to forge a profound connection with our shared cultural heritage and inspire future generations to cherish and protect these valuable resources.

Discover the Past, Embrace the Future:

Our website serves as an online gateway to the captivating world of medieval manuscripts, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to delve into the wisdom of the past. As you navigate through our digital archive, you will encounter eight more or less complete codices, as well as individual leaves and cuttings. Each fragment, each carefully preserved page, offers a glimpse into the lives and minds of those who lived during the Middle Ages.

The Unseen Stories:

At Pages from the Past, we are driven by a passion for unearthing untold stories. While many of these manuscripts reside within institutional archives, there remains a realm of undiscovered knowledge in private hands. Our dedication to documenting and preserving these hidden gems motivates us to continually expand and enrich our collection. We believe that every manuscript is a testament to the boundless potential of human creativity and intellect.

A Journey Through Time:

As you peruse our virtual collection, you will embark on a journey through time, exploring the diverse subjects that engaged medieval scholars. From theological debates to scientific discoveries, liturgical practices to historical accounts, our curated selection offers a window into the intellectual pursuits that shaped the medieval world. Each turn of the virtual page takes you closer to the heart of a bygone era.

Join Us in Preserving History:

Pages from the Past stands as a testament to our commitment to preserve history for generations to come. As you engage with our digital archive, we invite you to become a part of our mission. By supporting us, sharing our discoveries, and contributing to our ongoing efforts, you can help safeguard the invaluable heritage of South Carolina’s medieval manuscripts.

Thank you for joining us on this remarkable journey through time. Together, let us celebrate the enduring legacy of medieval books and honor the past that has shaped our present and will inspire our future.

Embark on a voyage of knowledge and discovery at Pages from the Past – where history comes to life.

For any inquiries or collaborations, please don’t hesitate to contact us.