Recipes chef of king Richard II posted on the Internet

Recipes chef of king Richard II posted on the InternetUniversity library John Ryland at the University of Manchester (University of Manchester's John Rylands University Library), UK, gives free opportunity to find 40 treasures of literature through the Internet.Now in open access received digital photos of rare medieval cookbook "Forme of Cury", the Guardian writes."Forme of Cury" was created by the chef of king Richard II in 1390. It contains 205 recipes used in the court of the king. The book is written in medieval English, and some of the recipes described in this book, long forgotten by society. For example, "blank mang" (a sweet dish made of meat, milk, sugar and almonds).Also shared were posted one of the earliest available editions of the "Canterbury tales" of Geoffrey Chaucer (Geoffrey Chaucer), two poems of John Lydgate (John Lydgate) and translations of the Bible into English of 500 years ago. And in a joint project with the Rosenbach Museum (Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia (Library in Philadelphia) will be combined fragments of the manuscript of the XV century, one of the "Canterbury tales" Chaucer. Work is expected to be completed by the end of 2009."Medieval manuscripts in English that are stored in our library are of great value for research, but they are very fragile, so still have access to them was limited due to the lack of digital copies. Digitization will make them accessible to everyone," said Ian Wilkinson (Jan Wilkinson, Director of the library of John Rylands, - "First, we can compare our manuscripts directly with other versions of documents in libraries located around the world, opening up possibilities for new areas of research. We hope that this will be the start of a wider programme of digitization".As earlier wrote "Around the world", Armenia will digitize ancient manuscripts stored in the research Institute of ancient manuscripts named after the Creator of Armenian alphabet Mesrop Mashtots Matenadaran in Yerevan. Last year an agreement had been signed between the Institute and Museum-library of manuscripts (Hill Museum and Manuscript Library) at the University of Saint John (Saint John's University, Minnesota, USA. Repository of ancient manuscripts "Matenadaran" founded in 1959. His Fund has about 17 thousand manuscript books and fragments of books on history, geography, grammar, philosophy, law, medicine, etc. in Armenian, Arabic, Persian, Greek, Syrian, Latin, Ethiopian, Indian, Japanese and other languages. The oldest fragments of the manuscripts belong to the fifth century, and fully-preserved parchment manuscripts - Lazarevskoye gospel, Dating from the year 887. Source: Recipes of the chefs of king Richard II posted on the Internet.

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