Logo der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften

Lexicon musicum Latinum medii aevi (LmL)

Menu

Remarks on the Databases

While creating the LmL, the following databases were available in a similar form for internal use and guests only, in parts they also had been accessible already on the original LmL website. Especially the text database (featuring the medieval music texts themselves) and the secondary literature database (encompassing all research literature) were developed and completed over decades. A large part of the LmL preparatory work was fed into it.

Text Database

The „Text Database“ encompasses the medieval Latin texts to the music taken into account by the LmL as a base for the dictionary articles. It can be searched for:

  • lemmas addressed in the LmL;
  • individual words found in the texts.

The search can cover all texts or it can be limited to a single text by choosing a citation siglum.

Texts

The database „Texts“  encompasses the bibliographical details on all medieval texts taken into account by the LmL as a base for dictionary articles. It can be searched for:

  • individual authors
  • titles
  • LmL citation sigla,
  • period of texts origin,
  • text incipits.

Manuscripts

The database „Manuscripts“ is listing the medieval manuscripts passing on the music theoretical texts. It can be searched for:

  • individual texts (LmL citation sigla),
  • place of storage (library), origin (place of creation) and time of creation (dating).

Secondary Literature

The data base „Secondary Literature“ comprises the collected literature on medieval music theory and approximately the LmL library collection. It can be searched for:

  • title, author and short title

In parts, the literature was also indexed with key words, so it can furthermore be searched for:

  • individual texts (LmL citation sigla),
  • key words (technical terms, people et.al.).

To the database