Codex Manesse to be displayed in Heidelberg, Germany

In celebration of the 625-year anniversary of the University Library of Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germany, the Codex Manesse, one of the most important manuscripts of the Middle Ages, will be exhibited at the library 26 October 2010 - 20 February 2011.

The Codex is believed to hav e originated in the 14th century, making it one of the oldest complete manuscripts. The volume includes 138 miniatures and songs, and it deals with the subjects of nobility and courtly manners in society.

The exhibition is in conjunction with the the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim's exhibit House of Hohenstaufen and Italy.