Project Status: Ongoing
PhiloBiblon is a free internet-based bio-bibliographical database of texts written in the various Romance vernaculars of the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. It includes the primary sources of those texts, both manuscript and printed, the individuals involved with the production and transmission of those sources and texts, and the libraries holding them, along with relevant secondary references and authority files for persons, places, and institutions.
Notes from reviewer:
PhiloBiblon combines a search of four online bibliographies of the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages. As noted on the site, “There has been little concerted attempt to coordinate data among the four teams. Discrepancies will be found, for example, in the titles of texts originally written in Latin and in the names of individuals. In the case of translations from one Iberian language into another, however, the team describing the translated text tends to defer to the expertise of the team dealing with the original. There has been no systematic attempt to copy all of the information from the authority files of one bibliography into those of another.” This may make the resource confusing for inexperienced users.
Medieval content details:
Dates: 600 - 1600
Subject: Agriculture, Animals, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Biblical studies, Church Fathers, Clergy, Confession, Penance, Conversion, Cosmology, Courtly Love, Crusades, Death, Burial, Diplomacy, Economy, Education, Universities, Epistolography, Family, Children, Marriage, Folklore, Geography, Government, Heresy, History, Iconography, Jews, Judaism, Law, Literature, Manuscript Studies, Material Culture, Medicine, Military Orders, Monasticism, Muslims, Islam, Nobility, Gentry, Philosophy, Theology, Piety, Poetry, Prosopography, Religion - Institutional Church, Theology, Women