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Women in Medieval Society: More Web Resources

This is a guide to researching women in the Middle Ages in England and Western Europe

More Web Resources

Acta Sanctorum. Saints' lives. We do not subscribe to this, but possibly some info is free.

Women in Medieval Times.

Bibliography on Women in Byzantium 2002.  Primary sources in available in translation, an enormous secondary sources bibliography, and some web sites.

Epistolae.  Epistolae is a collection of letters to and from women in the Middle Ages, from the 4th to 13th century. The letters, written in Latin appear under the names of the women involved, with English translations where possible, biographical sketches of the women and some description of the subject matter or the historic content of the letter. A project, originally, of Joan Ferrante of Columbia University.

Hadassah International Research Institute on Jewish Women at Brandeis University.   Notes books, working papers, conference publications available for purchase and, in some cases, for downloading.

How They Lived: an Annotated Tour of Daily Life Through History in Primary Sources

Marriage and Sexuality in Medieval Europe.  This is the syllabus for a course with this title, taught at Cornell University, spring semester, 2000 by Paul Hyams, a luminary in this field. Has some texts appended.

Monastic Matrix: a Scholarly Resource for the Student of Women's Religious Communities from 400 to 1600 CE. An ongoing, collaborative effort of international scholars of medieval history, art history, archaeology, religion, and other disciplines, as well as librarians and experts in computer technology. The goal is to document the participation of Christian women in the religion and society of medieval Europe, 400-1600. Uses both primary and secondary sources, although the basis is unpublished archival material. The basis of Matrix is the Monasticon, a repertory of profiles of women's religious communities. Biographies of individuals associated with communities in the Monasticon. Chartulary of primary source documents. Bibliography of over 5000 published and unpublished sources, which aims to be a comprehensive database of citations related to women's religious lives. Glossary. Archive of articles. Visual Library (images).

Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Medieval and Renaissance Web

Medieval and Renaissance Web is designed to provide access to scholarly resources in all aspects of the Western Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It includes vendor information for commercial products as well as access to free sites. The resources organized here have undergone a selection and evaluation process. This site is part of WESSWEB, the web site of the Western European Studies Section of ACRL, the Association of College and Research Libraries of the American Library Association.

Peregrina Publishing Company.  A publisher offering some texts online.

Robbins Library Bibliographies.  Part of the Camelot Project of the University of Rochester. One of the bibliographies offered is called Women Writers of the Middle Ages. Unannotated. Has general sources followed by primary and secondary texts works on individual women writers arranged alphabetically. Call numbers provided are for University of Rochester Library.  Use our online catalog to  look up books of interest to find our call numbers.

International Joan of Arc Society.

International Marie de France Society.

Working Group for the Promotion of the Tradition of Hildegard

SULAIRL: Medieval Studies

Research guide by John Rawlings from Stanford University.  Research tools: primary source collections, subject bibliography, manuscript guides and auxiliary references.  Cross-disciplinary within topics covered.  In progress.


Medieval West--Additional Web Resources.  This is another M.S.U. Libraries' research/subject guide providing more web sites for medieval studies in general.

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