Project Status: Ongoing

Searchable annotated bibliography of over 5000 modern print and online editions of medieval primary sources, intended for a broad audience including high school and college level instructors as well as more advanced scholars or enthusiasts.  Annotations include each text’s medieval author, dates, language, translation, subjects, region, and scholarly apparatus, along with description of contents. The site may be searched by source or by author (providing a brief biography, links to sources on the site, and to related websites).

Resource details:

Resource Type: BibliographySearchable BibliographyTeaching Resources

License: No Fee

Modern Language: English

Medieval content details:

Dates: 1 - 1550

Covers Late Antiquity into the 16th century.

Subject: AgricultureAnglo-SaxonsAnticlericalismApocalypticismAristotelianArtAsiatic NomadsByzantiumCarolingiansChivalryChristologyChurch FathersCivil LawClergyConfession, PenanceConversionCosmologyCourtly LoveCrafts, IndustryCrimeCrusadesDeath, BurialDiplomacyEarly Germanic PeoplesEcclesiologyEconomyEducation, UniversitiesEschatologyFamily, Children, MarriageFood and DrinkGenderGovernmentGuilds, LaborHeresyHereticalHistoryHistoryIconographyJews, JudaismLandscape, Natural HistoryLawLayLogicMagic, WitchcraftManuscript StudiesMariologyMaritimeMaterial CultureMedicineMendicantsMetaphysicsMilitary OrdersMonasticismMonksMoral, EthicsMusicMuslims, IslamMysticismNobility, GentryNunsPapacyPeasantsPhilosophy, TheologyPietyPlague, DiseasePlatonic, Neo-PlatonicPolitical ThoughtPoverty, CharityPriests, Bishops, CanonsRecreation, EntertainmentReformReligion - Institutional ChurchReligious LawRevoltRoyalty, MonarchsSacramentalSaintsScience, MathematicsScriptural ExegesisSex, SexualitySocial GroupsTowns, CitiesTradeTravel, PilgrimageTrinitarianVikingsWarWomenWomen Religious

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: AccountsAdvice, Instructional TextsAllegoricalBiography, MemoirsChronicles, AnnalsClothingComedy, SatireCommentary, Gloss, ExegesisContracts, Property TransactionsCouncil Proceedings, MinutesCourtsDevotionalDictionary, Glossary, GrammarDidacticDoctrinalDramaEpic, SagaEpiscopal RegistersFolklore, LegendsFurnitureGenealogy, HeraldryHagiographyHousehold GoodsLegislationLetters, PetitionsLiteratureLiturgyMaps, PlansMedical WorksMusicProseReligious TextsRomanceScriptureSermons, OrationsTaxesTextual EvidenceVerseWills, Inventories

All types of texts included.

Geopolitical Region: AfricaAlgeriaArmeniaAsia, East and SouthAustriaBalkansBelgiumBohemiaBritish Isles and IrelandBulgariaByzantiumChinaCreteCroatiaDenmarkEgyptEnglandEuropeFinlandFlandersFranceGeorgiaGermanyGreeceHoly Roman EmpireHungaryIberian PeninsulaIcelandIndiaIrelandItalyLow CountriesMiddle EastNetherlandsNorwayPersiaPolandPortugalPrussiaRussiaScandinaviaScotlandSicilySloveniaSpainSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTunisiaTurkeyUkraineWales

Covers Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, and north Africa.

Original Language: Anglo-NormanArabic (Middle)ArmenianBretonCatalanCopticCornishCzechDutchEnglishEthiopianFrenchGermanGreekHebrewIrishItalianJudeo-ArabicLatinManxMiddle EnglishMiddle High GermanNorseOccitanOld EnglishOld French (12-13C)Persian (Middle)PortugueseScotsSlavonic - Old ChurchSpanishSyriacTurkishWelsh

Links to editions in many different medieval languages (but especially Latin) and translations in a wide variety of modern languages.

Covers about 1000 medieval authors, including Abelard, Aquinas, Augustine of Hippo, Boccaccio, Chaucer, Dante, Froissart, Gregory the Great, Hildegard, Hugh of St Victor, Jacques de Vitry, Petrarch, William Langland, Thomas Hoccleve, Marie de France, and many less well-known medieval authors.