Electronic Resources for Medievalists

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Subject Guides

Bibliographies, Indexes, and Reference Works

  • Bibliographie de civilisation médiévale
    A companion to the index of articles in the International Medieval Bibliography Online, this database indexes books and book reviews on the same topics.
  • Chaucer Name Dictionary
    A guide to astrological, biblical, historical, literary, and mythological names in the works of Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
    Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and essays about women, sexuality and gender in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, from 450 C.E. to 1500 C.E., with citations for Russia extended to 1613.
  • International Medieval Bibliography Online
    Indexes articles, notes, and similar literature on medieval subjects in journals, Festschriften, conference proceedings, and collected essays. Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the date range of 400 to 1500 for the entire continent of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa for the period before the Muslim conquest and parts of those areas subsequently controlled by Christian powers. Includes more than 300,000 articles published 1967- , all of which are fully classified by date, subject and location.
  • Iter--Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
    Contains electronic resources for researchers in the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700); provides online access to Paul Oskar Kristeller's Iter Italicum (a finding list of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts).
  • Orbis Latinus
    The second edition (1909) of the classic guide to the vernacular equivalents to Latin placenames.

Collections of Texts

  • Acta Sanctorum
    The database contains the complete Acta sanctorum, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indexes. It comprises the works published over a period of three hundred years by the Societe de Bollandistes and includes materials on the lives of the saints from the beginning of the Christian era to the end of the sixteenth century.
  • The ARTFL Project
    A consortium-based service that provides its members with access to North America's largest collection of digitized French resources.  Includes some public-access databases as well.

  • The Canterbury Tales Project
    The Project aims to investigate the textual tradition of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to achieve a better understanding of the history of its composition and publication before 1500, via transcription, collation, analysis and publication.
  • Digital Dante Project
    Dante-related academic resources developed by the Institute for Learning Technologies of Columbia University.
  • Dartmouth Dante Project
    A searchable full-text database containing more than seventy commentaries on Dante's Divine Comedy - the Commedia.
  • Digital Scriptorium
    The Digital Scriptorium is an image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts, intended to unite scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research.
  • DScriptorium
    A site devoted to collecting, storing and distributing digital images of medieval manuscripts.
  • The Labyrinth Library
    A subset of the larger Fons Fontium
  • Patrologia Latina
    A full-text electronic version of the Latin portion of the first edition of the Patrologiae Cursus Completus, published by nineteenth-century ecclesiastical publisher Jacques-Paul Migne.  Its 221 volumes cover the works of the Latin Fathers, from Tertullian in 200 A.D. to Pope Innocent III in 1216.
  • Il progetto Duecento
    Il Duecento è un archivio che raccoglie testi della poesia italiana antica, del periodo che va dalle origini fino a Dante.
  • Textual Databases in Italian

General Resources

Organizations and Institutions

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