DIGITAL BIRGITTA is an open-access, multi-feature database of books and objects related to St. Birgitta of Sweden and Syon Abbey, that survive from medieval England. It integrates:
- Database entries of books, works, people, and places provide a wealth of information about all traces of Birgitta in England before the Reformation. The database uses linked data, which means that entries connect to each other and thus facilitate exploration of all the connections between entries.
- Network graphs visualize the relationship between these books, people, places, and institutions.
- Digital editions offer new, accessible editions of specific Birgittine texts, while manuscript image viewers give an instant view in to specific manuscripts.
By searching in DIGITAL BIRGITTA you can discover new connections between texts, readers, and textual communities that help to show the full breadth of Birgitta’s influence.
DIGITAL BIRGITTA includes:
all the instances of the Revelations and related texts, in both Latin and Middle English, that originated in England or were known in medieval England
individually copied excerpts from the Revelations, in both Latin and Middle English
devotional compilations, in both Latin and Middle English, that borrow from the Revelations
any other sources, book objects or otherwise, that refer to Birgitta or show reception of her Revelations
many of the books owned by members (especially nuns) of Syon Abbey, the sole Birgittine house in England