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The Crusades: Web Sites

Short guide to researching the Crusades, in English, 11th-14th centuries.

Web Sites

It is important to evaluate the web sites you use. To do this, ask yourself:

Who is the site’s author?  Is it/are they (a) reputable person(s) in the scholarly world?

Who is the site’s publisher?  Prefer sites whose web addresses end in ".edu" or ".org" rather than ".com."

What is the point of view or bias of the site? Information is rarely neutral.

Does the material include, refer to, or indicate knowledge of the subject matter?

Are the details accurate or verifiable?

Is the information current or timely?  When was the site last updated?

Internet Medieval Sourcebook Selected Sources The Crusades

A section of an enormous free web site developed by Paul Halsall of Fordham University on the Middle Ages.  This part has many primary source documents about the Crusades.

Malta Study Center of Hill Museum and Manuscript Library (HMML)

The Center’s primary mission is to preserve and make accessible the written culture of Malta and the Order of Malta. The Center maintains a microfilm collection of more than 16,000 documents from Malta, covering the period of the 12th to the 20th century. The materials include the Archives of the Order of Malta, the Cathedral Museum in Mdina, the Archives of the Inquisition, the ecclesiastical records of the dioceses of Malta and Gozo, and musical compositions. The center also has over 1500 digitized manuscripts from the National Archives of Malta, the Notarial Archives of Malta, the Magistral Library and Archives, and the Palazzo Falson Museum and Library. The Center sponsors digitization projects to preserve the history of Malta and the Order of Malta. The Center also actively acquires rare books and manuscripts related to Maltese history and the history of the Order, which are cataloged, digitized, and studied in the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections.

WESSWEB Medieval and Renaissance Web

Provides access to scholarly resources for Western Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It includes vendor information for commercial products, not all of which are accessible to the M.S.U. community, as well as access to free sites.

Medieval West--Additional Web Resources

A guide to free web sites, created here at M.S.U. Libraries

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