Medieval History Web Resources
Portals and Online Bibliographies
Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias
Dates and Dating Issues
- National Archives, the organisation that now combines the Historical Manuscripts Commission and the Public Record Office as a 'single national resource for British history'.
- Note esp. the National Archives Palaeography Tutorial, an excellent starting point.
- Manuscript Sources for British History - an online edition of the old HMC guide for postgraduates.
- British Library - Illuminated MSS Catalogue.
- Early Manuscripts at Oxford University - online reproductions of key manuscripts.
- Images of Medieval Manuscripts at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
- CNRS - Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes, the essential starting point for the study of medieval manuscripts in French libraries.
- Enluminures, the INITIALE database of the Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes which allows access to nearly 20,000 images, mainly of MSS in the municipal libraries of France.
- The St Alban's Psalter - an exemplary online facsimile edition of one of the most intriguing twelfth-century manuscripts.
- Codices Electronici Sangallenses - a digital library of the medieval codices of the monastery of St Gallen in Switzerland. 400 of the 2,100 medieval manuscripts date from before AD 1000 making this a particularly important collection.
- Research Library at Olomuc, a small library of manuscripts in digital facsimile. The apparatus is in Czech, but many of the titles are in Latin.
- Irish Script on Screen, a library of high-quality digitized images of Irish manuscripts from all the major Irish collections.
- Manoscritti datati d'Italia, provides information on dated and datable Italian manuscripts - in Italian.
Texts, especially Christian Texts, Online
Sites about Putting Texts and Other Resources Online
Websites Aligned to Precise Topics
Antiquity and Early Christianity
The Cult of Saints
E-Journals Relevant to Medieval History
Subscriber Access Only
The contents of many major journals may be consulted online via various electronic databases to which the
library subscribes, as set out in the following (far from complete) table. These databases, which allow many
students to read the same article at the same time, can be accessed from terminals across the campus.
Start by visiting http://libweb.lancs.ac.uk/online.htm.
- The Medieval Review. Formerly the Bryn Mawr Medieval Review, this site has reviews of publications in all areas of medieval studies dating back to 1993.
- Tabularia. A new electronic journal for specialists in Norman History published by the Centre de Recherches Archéologiques et Historiques Médiévales, at the Université de Caen-Basse-Normandie.
Some Relevant Organisations
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