Project Status: Ongoing

Narrative Sources aims to offer an exhaustive and critical survey of all the narrative sources originating from the medieval Low Countries. The database is intended to inventory all texts which describe the past in a narrative way: annals, chronicles, letters, diaries, poems, saint’s lives, genealogies etc. Narrative Sources covers present day Belgium and the Netherlands as well as those areas which belonged historically to the Low Countries but are part now of France (French Flanders, French Hainault) or Germany (East Frisia, the northern Rhineland). The texts inventoried in Narrative Sources date from the sixth to the first half of the sixteenth century.

Resource details:

Resource Type: CatalogSearchable Database

License: Institutional LicenseMust provide creditPaid

Modern Language: DutchEnglishFrench

Medieval content details:

Dates: 500 - 1550

Subject: LiteratureManuscript Studies

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Chronicles, AnnalsGenealogy, HeraldryHagiographyLetters, PetitionsLiteratureTextual EvidenceVerse

Geopolitical Region: BelgiumEuropeFlandersHollandLow CountriesNetherlands

Original Language: DutchFrenchGerman