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.

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Resource details:

Resource Type: Portal/GatewayTeaching ResourcesText: Medieval

License: Must provide creditNo Fee

Modern Language: English

Language of Modern Translation: English

Medieval content details:

Dates: 200 - 1600

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: AccountsAdvice, Instructional TextsAllegoricalBiography, MemoirsChronicles, AnnalsComedy, SatireCourtsDevotionalDidacticDoctrinalDramaEpic, SagaFolklore, LegendsHagiographyLegislationLetters, PetitionsLiteratureMedical WorksProseReligious TextsRomanceRulesSermons, OrationsTextual EvidenceTreatiesTreatisesVerseVisitations

Geopolitical Region: AfricaBritish Isles and IrelandEuropeFranceGerman LandsIberian PeninsulaItalyLow CountriesMiddle EastScandinavia

Original Language: Arabic (Middle)DutchEnglishFrenchGermanItalianLatinPortugueseSpanish

Includes texts by hundreds of medieval authors, including Augustine, Hildegard of Bingen, Bede, Thomas Aquinas, Peter Abelard, and many others.