Manuscripts written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
“Perdita” means “lost woman” and the quest of the Perdita Project has been to find early modern women authors who were “lost” because their writing exists only in manuscript form. One of the key attractions of Perdita Manuscripts is that it brings together little known material from widely scattered locations. The provision of a powerful searching facility, biographical and bibliographical resources, and contextual essays by academics working in the field, makes this an indispensable resource for students and researchers
Thanks to the endeavours of the Perdita Project the valuable work of these “lost” women is being rediscovered. This resource is produced in association with the Perdita Project based at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University.