Early European Books and Manuscripts

The Beinecke Library is one of the most significant sources for European history in North America and contains a rich collection of materials from the classical world to the Renaissance.
  • Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies

    April 1, 2014

    Today graduate students in medieval studies presented their work on manuscripts in the Beinecke’s collection. The event was organized by Alastair Minnis...
  • Beinecke Introductions: MS 1153

    March 31, 2014

    Introducing: Beinecke MS 1153 Through the Holy Land and Back Again Beinecke MS 1153, produced sometime after 1383*, is extraordinary for its breadth of...
  • Beinecke Introductions: MS 1137

    March 3, 2014

    Introducing: Beinecke MS 1137 From the Prisons of Napoli to New Haven In this, our first installment, we are pleased to present Beinecke MS 1137, acquired in...
  • 39th Byzantine Studies Conference

    November 1, 2013

    Exhibition of Byzantine manuscripts at the Beinecke Library hosted by Roland Betancourt, Magdalene Breidenthal, Robert Nelson and Nicole Paxton Sullo...
  • Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies

    September 26, 2013

    This year’s Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies brings several scholars to campus who work on issues of scribal transmission and other aspects of the...
  • Voynich Manuscript Inspires New Music

    February 28, 2013

    As part of the Beinecke’s Fiftieth Anniversary celebration, young composers in Yale’s School of Music used Beinecke manuscripts as inspiration to...