Medieval European literature & culture

[A collection of VERY ANTIQUE older links: hopefully a useful start, and please add more in comments…]

Matfré Ermengau, Breviari d'amor (late 13th c.): the seven liberal arts

UBC Medieval Studies Resources

UBC Early Romance Studies research cluster: online resources for Early Romance studies
For pre-1800 Romance languages, literatures, and culture; almost all are free and publicly-accessible, some (projects, usually) may require subscription.
• literature (including online texts)
• manuscript studies (and online manuscripts)
• cultural and contextual materials (history, art, music, science)

Meta-meta-medieval (O’Brien): material sources
Primary materials. Primarily, freely-available online texts, in the broadest sense of WRITTEN THINGS:
• documents, manuscripts, printed books, music, and images
• transcriptions, facsimiles, editions, and translations
• hyperprojects: digital humanities, electronic, hypertext projects; featuring encoded or marked-up text, relational or searchable databases, etc.
• digital catalogues (especially of manuscripts)
and hyperprojects

MMM: manuscripts & manuscript studies

MMM: Medieval & Renaissance resources
Sites and meta-sites around the world providing FREE AND OPENLY/PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE online information about Medieval and Renaissance studies.

MMM: literature online
Mainly but not exclusively Medieval and Renaissance European.

MMM: medievalist blogography(Way out of date… see also: #medievaltwitter )

MMM: filmography


Receiving revelation: Saint John the Divine / of PatmosFOUR-STAR ONE-STOP RESOURCES

Major multi-purpose meta-sites. Modus operandi: based on the Michelin star system. The following not only satisfy every criterion for the award of one, two and three stars; they transcend the requirements for the latter, being as they are at the meta-level. Hence four stars. NB: there is some overlap with super-stellar super-sites awarded three stars for their coverage of manuscript matters; the latter category is at a less “meta” level (subset vs. superset).

  • **** Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA (links page)
  • **** Consortium: medieval resources on the web (Michigan State University)
  • **** Globe-Gate: Medieval and Renaissance sections of Tennessee Bob’s Famous French Links (University of Tennessee)
  • **** Internet Medieval Sourcebook (Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies / Paul Halsall, ORB sources editor)
  • **** Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (University of Toronto Libraries)
  • **** Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies (Georgetown University)
  • **** Ménestrel: possibly the best and most up-to-date centralised resource for links to (mainly European) libraries and museums (the Sorbonne & Poitiers libraries, Centre d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévale – Poitiers/CNRS, Centre de recherches archéologiques et historiques anciennes et médiévales – Caen, Centre de recherches historiques CNRS/EHESS, Central European University – Budapest, École nationale des chartes, IRHT, Laboratoire de médiévistique occidentale de Paris – CNRS/Université Paris 1-Sorbonne, Université Catholique de Louvain, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université de Nancy 2)
  • **** NetSerf: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources (The Catholic University of America)
  • **** ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies (College of Staten Island, City University of New York)
  • **** PIMS: Internexus: online resources (Pontifical Insitute of Mediaeval Studies)
  • **** RSA: Renaissance Society of America links database: from antiquity to ca. 1700
  • **** Wikipedia


For/in the Romance languages, and some Latin:



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