[Wikimedia-l] Oxford University, Vatican libraries to digitize works

Ilario Valdelli valdelli at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 12:58:49 UTC 2012

Please take care that the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana is different from
Archivum Secretum Vaticam and this is different from the Archive of the
"Congregazione per la Propagazione della Fede" which is formally the old
Roman Inquisition.

The first two are open to the public and they grant access with a written
request if it is supported by specific aims.

Even if the name "Secretum" suggests that the Archivum Vaticanum has some
secret documents, the access is not so hard and they can produce copies of
the documents without problems.

Instead the Biblioteca Apostolica is more protected because it preserves
some important books and manuscripts.

About the third one, it is another question, more complicated and more

On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM, Mike Dupont <jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
> wrote:

> Trying to Search the index
> http://www.vatican.va/library_archives/vat_library/index.htm
> give a dead link
> http://bav.vatican.va/en/v_home_bav/home_bav.shtml
> the index of the "secret" (not really secret
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vatican_Secret_Archives)
> http://www.vatican.va/library_archives/vat_secret_archives/index.htm goes
> to some page
> are there any public indexs of documents available?
> thanks,
> mike

Ilario Valdelli
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