Medieval & Renaissance European literature

I will be updating this page: the main change will be that I’ll assemble the contents of the following other pages, excise and edit as appropriate, and eliminate repetition and redundancy. The contents on the following pages all overlap to some extent.

In the meantime, here are the materials from which the MDVL302-specific “literary resources” page will be constructed:

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)

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.

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

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

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