The Batthyaneum “Codex Aureus” on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register

The Lorsch Gospels, a codex aureus whose first part is kept at the Batthyaneum Library of Alba Iulia (MS II.1) has been inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World register alongside with the other manuscripts of Charlemagne’s Court School (produced between c. 781 and c. 810).

The project was initiated in 2016 by Professor Michael Embach, then director of the University and City Library of Trier. For the past seven years, Prof. Adrian Papahagi (CODEX Centre) has served as link between the German initiative committee and the Romanian authorities.

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