Project Status: Ongoing
The Internet Medieval Sourcebook is useful primarily as a source for short extracts, derived from public domain sources or copy-permitted translations, to be used for teaching (particularly for medieval survey courses). Also included are some complete documents, notably saints’ lives, or links to the full documents. The editor states that the early aim was to include a wide range of texts which address elite governmental, legal, religious and economic concerns. The resources now also include a large selection of texts on women’s and gender history, Islamic and Byzantine history, Jewish history, and social history. The texts, again according to the editor’s own statement, vary in quality, and do not always represent the best or most modern translation.
* National History Day Selected Resource *
Modern Language: English
Language of Modern Translation: English
Medieval content details:
Dates: 200 - 1600
Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Accounts, Advice, Instructional Texts, Allegorical, Biography, Memoirs, Chronicles, Annals, Comedy, Satire, Courts, Devotional, Didactic, Doctrinal, Drama, Epic, Saga, Folklore, Legends, Hagiography, Legislation, Letters, Petitions, Literature, Medical Works, Prose, Religious Texts, Romance, Rules, Sermons, Orations, Textual Evidence, Treaties, Treatises, Verse, Visitations
Includes texts by hundreds of medieval authors, including Augustine, Hildegard of Bingen, Bede, Thomas Aquinas, Peter Abelard, and many others.