Convivium Collection

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Convivium Collection
A leaf from a 17th century Latin antiphoner, Nativity of Mary - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
c. 1200 - 1700

Historical Context

The medieval time period, also know as the Middle Ages, took place in Europe from the fifth century to the fifteenth century. During this time period, Europe had a population increase, advances in technology and agriculture, and increased trade. The later part of the Middle Ages, however, included the Black Plague, religious conflicts, famine, and wars which brought the population back down.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains images from the treasures of the J. Spencer & Patricia Standish Library's Convivium Collection of medieval and early modern manuscripts, manuscript leaves, and book leaves. Most of these items were produced in Europe between 1200 and 1685. Siena College's curriculum includes an interdisciplinary program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.