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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

    Corsair - "Thousands of digital images from The Pierpont Morgan Library's renowned collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts are now available in CORSAIR. The collection spans some ten centuries of Western illumination, and contains manuscripts from all the major schools, including some of the great masterpieces of medieval manuscript art. The images and accompanying descriptions are the product of an extraordinary collaboration between the Library and the Index of Christian Art to photograph, digitize, and describe all significant illustrations within the Morgan's medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. CORSAIR currently offers more than 28,000 medieval images, and the number is constantly growing." Search for the Farnese Hours, Rome, 1546 (MS M.0069) with description, and the Lindau Gospels (MS M.1). Search for Psalter, Antiphonary, Book of Hours, Missal, Bible, Breviary, Bestiary, Apocalypse, Gospel etc. See also Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts.

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  • L'Abbaye de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre - Created by the French Ministry of Culture, and available in English, this site explores the history, architecture and archaeology of a 6th century abbey in Bourgogne.
  • Aberdeen Bestiary Project - Online database of text, digitised images, commentary and translation from the Aberdeen Bestiary, a medieval manuscript containing descriptions of real and mythical animals, accompanied by moralising explanations. Provides an index. The project is a collaborative effort between Aberdeen University Library, the Department of History of Art and the Centre for Computer Based Learning in Land Use and Environmental Sciences. Among the images: Bat and Owl.
  • Alchemy Web Site and Virtual Library - Adam McLean's site has texts, images, bibliography and a database of Alchemical Manuscripts.
  • Bestiaire du Moyen Age - L'exposition virtuelle, Bibliothèque nationale de France.
  • Alciato's Book of Emblems: Memorial Web Edition in Latin and English - 212 Latin emblem poems, each consisting of a motto (a proverb or other short enigmatic expression), a picture, and an epigrammatic text. (William Barker, Mark Feltham, and Jean Guthrie, Department of English, Memorial University of Newfoundland.)
  • Ambrosiana Archive - Notre Dame's Inventory-Catalogue of the drawings in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan. Descriptions and online images for 5,156 drawings are currently available. Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo's drawing, Head of an Executioner (1650), formerly ascribed to Leonardo is ND Cat. No. 1650. A search for drawings by 'Leonardo' returns 112 records, among which include a number of 'Grotesques'.
  • An Analytic Bibliography of On-Line Neo-Latin Texts - Texts written during the Renaissance and later that are freely available to the general public on the Web have been collected by Dana F. Sutton, a Professor of Classics at the University of California, Irvine.
  • Archnet - "Online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and scholars, with a special focus on the Islamic world." In the Digital Library you can view architecture by country, place, building type, century, decade, and site name. (See Spain, Iran, Egypt, Syria, India and Turkey).
  • Arms & Armour Glossary of Terms - Chronique, the Journal of Chivalry.
  • Augustine of Hippo - James J. O'Donnell
  • Bayeux Tapestry - The Reading Museum owns a Victorian replica of the Tapestry and provides Scene by Scene Contents. Probably commissioned by Bishop Odo of Bayeux to portray the events of the Norman Conquest of 1066, it is actually an embroidery not a tapestry. The French know it as La Tapisserie de la reine Mathilde. These events are also described in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. See 1066: The Hidden History In The Bayeux Tapestry (2005) by by Andrew Bridgeford.
  • Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon - View over 12,000 images from the library's magnificent collection of illuminated manuscripts and incunabula from the Fifth Century to the Renaissance. From home page select Collections numérisées, then connexion à la base ENLUMINURES. A title search (Titre du livre) for Livre d'heures, for example, will retrieve over 1400 results. There is also a list of Expositions virtuelles.
  • Bibliotheca Augustana: scriptorum Latinorum collectio - Edited by Ulrich Harsch, with the explantory text in Latin, this is a Collection of literary texts from the 7th to the 20th century in the following languages: Greek, Latin, German, English, French, Italian and Spanish. Each section is also organized by period and genre. For example, English literature (Bibliotheca Anglica) has an index chronologicus and an index alphabeticus and is also categorized by genres.
  • Bodleian Library: Western Manuscripts to 1500 - 1000 images of manuscripts, arranged by century and country of origin.
    Books
    1066: The Hidden History In The Bayeux Tapestry (2005) by by Andrew Bridgeford.
    Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony by Madeleine Pelner Cosman (1937-2006)
    British Library
    Turning the Pages - Virtual books and manuscripts, listed by title, include Lindisfarne Gospels
  • Brut Chronicle - Also known as The Chronicles of England, this online manuscript is provided by the Humanities Text Initiative of the University of Michigan.
  • Buxheim and its Library - "An attempt to recreate virtually a fifteenth-century library. The library once present at the Carthusian monastery of Buxheim, Germany, was one of the largest of its kind."
  • Cambridge English Renaissance Electronic Service (CERES) - Produces Harvest, a quarterly bulletin reviewing literary resources available on the internet, sponsors COPIA, an online forum for the publication of early modern literary manuscript material, and hosts a selective set of links to other early modern sites of interest to those working in the English Renaissance.
  • Cambridge History of English and American Literature (1907–21) - 18 volume encyclopedia is arranged chronologically and has an Index to Authors, Index to Chapters and an Index to Bibliographies. Provided by Bartleby.com.
  • Camelot Project - University of Rochester site offers Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies and basic information, including Arthurian characters, symbols, and related sites.
  • Canterbury Tales - Complete text with notes, edited by Sinan Kökbugur, (Librarius).
  • Canterbury Tales Project - Oxford University, Sheffield University, De Montfort, University and Brigham Young University. There are Links to other Chaucer-Related Sites.
  • Catalonian Manuscripts - Including Boethius' De consolacio philosophiae and Saint Peter Pascual's Biblia pequeña.
  • Catholic Encyclopedia
  • Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance - "More than 200.000 entries contain pictorial and written documents, locations, persons, concepts of times and styles, events, research literature and illustrations."
  • Census of Italian 16th Century Editions - Editions printed in Italy between 1501 and 1600, in any language, and editions printed abroad in Italian.
  • Christian Classics Ethereal Library - Books in electronic format, listed by author, title and subject. (Harry Plantinga, Calvin College.)
  • Codices Electronici Ecclesiae Coloniensis (CEEC) - 85 digitized medieval manuscripts held by the Episcopal and Cathedral Library, Cologne.
  • Columbia University Libraries: Ancient and Medieval Studies. Similar resources include FORVM ANTIQVVM: Resources for Medieval Studies, Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies (Georgetown University), SULAIRL Medieval Studies (Stanford University),
  • Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse - Offered by the Humanities Text Initiative of the University of Michigan, the site is searchable and provides a browsable list of included works.
    Dante
    DanteNet
    Dante On line
    Dartmouth Dante Project
    Digital Dante Project - Institute for Learning Technologies, Columbia University
    Duecento: la poesia italiana dalle origini a Dante.
    Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America (EBDSA)
    Opera del Vocabolario Italiano - "Contains 1,369 vernacular texts (16.4 million words) dated prior to 1375, the year of Boccaccio's death. The verse and prose works include early masters of Italian literature like Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as lesser-known and obscure texts by poets, merchants, and medieval chroniclers." (Basic Full-text Search Form is restricted to registered users.)
    Princeton Dante Project - Full-text, notes, lectures, multimedia. Free registration.
    Renaissance Dante in Print (1472-1629)
    World of Dante - Deborah Parker, editor
    Divine Comedy - in Italian, North Italy, Genoa(?); 14th cent., third quarter, MS. Holkham misc. 48, pp. 1-54: Inferno. From MSS. Holkham: Manuscripts from the library of the Earls of Leicester at Holkham Hall, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.
  • Decameron Web - "Created by a group of graduate and undergraduate students in Italian Studies at Brown University under the direction of Massimo Riva, Associate Professor of Italian Studies."
  • Descartes' Meditations - Trilingual html edition edited by David B. Manley and Charles S. Taylor.
  • DScriptorium - Jesse D. Hurlbut's site is "devoted to collecting, storing and distributing digital images of Medieval manuscripts."
  • Dictionnaires d'autrefois - ARTFL's collection of French dictionaries from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
  • Digital Scriptorium - Joint project of the Bancroft Library (UC Berkeley) and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University to digitize the two universities' medieval and early Renaissance manuscript holdings, currently comprising a database of over 8,500 color images. See Digital Scriptorium Database for more information about the database and the institutions participating. Sample images can be viewed by using the Display All Images for a Shelfmark. A search for the shelfmark Plimpton MS 034 retrieves images of a processional for female Franciscans.(Shelfmarks for Plimpton MS appear to range from 002 to 305.) To view descriptions of all manuscripts (warning: large file!) use Text Search Terms, leaving all options blank, and select Run. (See, for example, HRC 002 owned by the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, with manuscript information.)
  • Diözesanbibliothek Köln Codices Electronici Ecclesiae Coloniensis (CEEC) "The entire medieval manuscripts collection of the Diocesan and Cathedral Church of Cologne (comprising about 400 codices with about 130,000 pages) is to be digitised in the form of high-quality 24-bit images. These manuscripts will be embedded in the development system, which on the one hand will make the individually digitised items available immediately they are digitised by drawing on documentation that already exists, and on the other hand will consciously attempt to place this manuscript material into a broader context. The project will therefore provide web access to a digital library of largely illuminated manuscripts to the widest possible public." (This description is from Digital Library Forum .
  • Early Manuscripts at Oxford University - Part of the Oxford Digital Library, the site "provides access to over 80 early manuscripts now in institutions associated with the University of Oxford."
  • Early Modern Literary Studies 1500-1700 - Journal of 16th and 17th Century English literature, edited by R.G. Siemens.
  • Early Music FAQ - Edited by Todd Michel McComb, the site is "the largest reference for European Medieval and Renaissance music on the web."
  • Ecole Initiative - Created by Anthony F. Beavers, University of Evansville and edited by Karen Ræ Keck and Norman Hugh Redington, St. Pachomius Library. The project consists of Early Church Documents, translations of Judæo-Christian and Islamic Primary Sources to 1500; the Ecole Glossary short, 100-200 word glosses on topics relating to early Church history; Articles, essays on major topics and figures; Images, Judæo-Christian iconography and religious art; and a Chronology, a timeline with geographical cross-index.
  • Edmund Spenser Home Page - Andrew Zurcher, site editor, King's College, Cambridge.
  • Enluminures - French government database (base de données) has 16,810 online images of illuminated manuscripts. You can browse by author, title, subject, and type of decoration. One subject, for example, is Anges musiciens (angel musicians).
  • Les Enluminures - Paris. "Gallery handles highly specialized and exceptionally rare works of art of museum quality from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance."
  • Erasmus Text Project - Chris Cudabac, University of the South
  • Feather Book of Dionisio Minaggio (Il Bestiario Barocco) - Made entirely from the skins and feathers of birds, the book was created by Dinonisio Minaggio, gardener to the Govenor of Milan in 1618. (Part of the Digital Collections Program of the Rare Books and Special Collections Division, McGill University Libraries)
  • Le filigrane degli archivi genovesi - In Italian. With images.
  • Florilegium Urbanum - Stephen Alsford's "selection of primary source texts illustrative of various aspects of medieval urban life."
  • Folger Shakespeare Library - With access to HAMNET, The Folger Library Catalog.
  • Gallica Classique - Bibliothèque nationale de France collection of full-texts from the 12th-20th centuries.
  • Gazetteer of Europe - Information and images of medieval churches, frescoes, etc. provided by William Thayer.
  • Getty Photo Study Collection Database - Contains mostly descriptive records but there are several links to actual images. Try this search: limit your search to the Tapestries collection and use Getty Trust for key words, then select Search & Display. This search retrieves 646 records. Select Display Selected. Clicking on the number in the top line (Linked Image) will display the image.
  • Guido Mazzoni Pamphlet Collection - Duke University collection of over "49,000 pamphlets, small volumes, librettos, newspapers, periodicals, and clippings spanning four centuries of Italian and European history."
  • Hill Musuem and Manuscript Library - The Vivarium Online Digital Collection, a database of resources owned by St. John's Abbey, St. John's University and the College of Saint Benedict, is searchable and browsable.
  • History Guide NG< - Göttingen State and University Library resource lists more than 5,000 metadata records
  • The Holy See - Official Vatican site is available in 6 languages and has a search engine. The Vatican Library provides online access to its catalogue
  • The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux: Prayer Book for a Queen - An online exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
  • Hrotswitha von Gandersheim - "A celebrated nun-poetess of the tenth century, whose name has been given in various forms, Roswitha, Hrotswitha, Hrosvitha and Hrotsuit; born probably between 930 and 940, died about 1002. (Catholic Encyclopedia).
  • Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library; 100 medieval manuscript images arranged by country, author, call number and date.
  • Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes manuscrit medieval
  • Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies - Columbia University
  • Internet Classics Archive - Searchable collection of over 400 classical Greek and Roman texts by 59 different author (in English translation) with user-provided commentary. Maintained by Daniel C. Stevenson. (18 October 2000: A note indicates there was a disk failure and loss and although the bulk of the texts have been recovered, you can not currently search the site.)
  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy - Compiled from public domain sources, student papers and original contributions by professional philosophers, this encyclopedia is browsable by letter and searchable by keyword. It also features a collection of classic philosophical texts.
  • Internet Medieval Sourcebook - Paul Halsall. See also his Byzantium: Byzantine Studies on the Internet
  • Investigating the Renaissance - Harvard University Art Museum site examines "material aspects of three early Netherlandish paintings using digital imaging techniques."
  • Irish Script On Screen - Digital images of Irish manuscripts. Project of the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
  • Det Kongelige Bibliotek (Royal Library) - Copenhagen. Among the digital facsimiles of Medieval Manuscripts at the Danish Royal Library are 39 richly illustrated leaves from a Book of Hours with the title Heures de Charles de la maison de France, dernier Duc de Bourgogne. For example, you can view the recto and verso of leaf 27, or view the Illustration only. Living words & luminous pictures: Medieval Book Culture in Denmark is an online exhibiton of 12 medieval manuscripts. The Chansons d'Amour, another digital facsimile, is a French-Burgundian repertory of chansons from the late 15th century which contains texts and notes of 33 three-voiced songs.
  • Latin Place Names - "Contains most of the Latin place names contained in the imprint field of pre-1801 books in the catalogs of the University of Chicago, Yale University, the Huntington Library, and Brigham Young University, together with their modern English (AACR2R form) equivalent"; Bibliographic Standards Committee, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. See Also: Names of printing towns from the Cathedral Libraries Catalogue and the Orbis Latinus (1909) by J. G. Th. Graesse.
  • Leaves of Gold: Treasures of Manuscript Illumination from Philadelphia Collections - Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Leonardo's Codex Leicester - American Museum of Natural History.
  • La lettre volée - Manuscrit 193 de la Bibliothèque municipale de Vendôme
  • Libro: Library of Iberian Resources Online - Full-text library of recent but out-of-print university press monographs and texts that pertain to the history of medieval and early modern Spain. Joint project of the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain and the University of Central Arkansas.
  • The Life of King Edward the Confessor - "Masterpiece of mid thirteenth-century English illumination, the present manuscript preserves vital evidence for the study of the hagiographical writings about St Edward sponsored by Henry III (1216-72), and also for the complexity and sophistication of English pen and wash narrative art in this period." (Cambridge University Library.)
  • Le livre de chasse de Gaston Phébus - Exposition virtuelle at the Bibliothèque nationale de France provides images from the manuscript, written between 1387 à 1389. Included are many scenes from the hunt, including the hunted (leopards, rabbits, deer, bears, boars) and the hunters (dogs, le veneur, le valet). Pages from the manuscript can also be viewed in the BNF's Le roi Charles V et son temps but the quality of the images is slightly inferior (compare wolves to wolves.)
  • Luminarium - Anniina Jokinen's site includes an Anthology of Middle English Literature (1350-1485) and Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature.
  • Magna Carta: Exemplification of 1215 - British Library
  • MSS. Holkham: Manuscripts from the library of the Earls of Leicester at Holkham Hall - Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. Includes Dante's Divine Comedy, in Italian, North Italy, Genoa(?); 14th cent., third quarter, MS. Holkham misc. 48, pp. 1-54: Inferno.
  • Manuscripta Mediaevalia - "über 60.000 Handschriften im deutschsprachigen Raum und darüber hinaus." See, for example, HS. 1948: Gero-Codex, Evangelistar UuLB Darmstadt
  • MATEO - Mannheimer Texte Online - Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim
  • Medieval Drama Links - Collection of medieval drama links selected and annotated by "collector, educator and theatrical director" Sydney Higgins.
  • Medieval and Modern Thought Text Digitization Project - Stanford University Library. The "goal is to digitize on an ongoing basis printed reference works, source collections, and primary and secondary books in the broad area of medieval and modern thought."
  • Medieval English Towns - Stephen Alsford provides Capsule histories of selected towns (Norwich, King's Lynn, Great Yarmouth, Ipswich, Colchester, and Maldon).
  • Medici Archive Project - "Founded in 1993 in order to realize the undeveloped potential of the Medici Granducal Archive, housed in the Archivio di Stato in Florence."
  • Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank (MEMDB) - Rutgers University project to provide scholars with an expanding library of information in electronic format on the medieval and early modern periods of European history, circa 800-1815 C.E. offers five currency-related databases.
  • Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts - Offers"almost 11000 unique illustrations from 400 illuminated manuscripts from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek and the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum in The Hague."
  • Medieval Manuscript Manual - Created by the Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University, Budapest.
  • Medieval/Renaissance Food Homepage - Greg Lindahl
  • Medieval Women - McMaster University
  • Memoriae mundi series Bohemica - National Library of the Czech Republic
  • Ménestrel: Médiévistes sur l'InterNet - Sources, Travaux, Références EnLigne - With Index. Although it is available only in French, the site offers an excellent collection of links to medieval resources worldwide, particularly in the following areas: art, Heraldry, texts, theatre, music and illuminated manuscripts.
  • Middle Ages - Annenberg/CPB Project Exhibits Collection shows what life was really like in the Middle Ages.
  • Middle English Collection - Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia.
  • Middle English Compendium - "Access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies, and an associated network of electronic resources." (Humanities Text Initiative, University of Michigan.)
  • Montaigne Studies - Interdisiplinary journal published annually in the fall at the University of Chicago by the Division of the Humanities.
    Morgan Library - Located in New York and originally the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan, this New York library and museum has an outstanding collection of illuminated, literary, and historical manuscripts; early printed books; old master drawings and prints, early children's books, music manuscripts and Americana. Corsair, their online catalog, provides access to "over 200,000 records for medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, books, literary and historical manuscripts, music scores, ancient seals and tablets, drawings, prints, and art objects." Many records contain content description of letters, information on provenance, and description of bindings.
    The Prayer Book of Claude de France - See Trinity Adored by the Choirs of Angels (fols. 24v–25)
    Apocalypse Then: Medieval Illuminations from the Morgan
    Hours of Henry VIII
    Prayer Book of Anne de Bretagne
    Illuminating the Medieval Hunt
    Morgan Picture Bible
    Corsair - "Thousands of digital images from The Pierpont Morgan Library's renowned collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts are now available in CORSAIR. The collection spans some ten centuries of Western illumination, and contains manuscripts from all the major schools, including some of the great masterpieces of medieval manuscript art. The images and accompanying descriptions are the product of an extraordinary collaboration between the Library and the Index of Christian Art to photograph, digitize, and describe all significant illustrations within the Morgan's medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. CORSAIR currently offers more than 28,000 medieval images, and the number is constantly growing." Search for the Farnese Hours, Rome, 1546 (MS M.0069) with description, and the Lindau Gospels (MS M.1). Search for Psalter, Antiphonary, Book of Hours, Missal, Bible, Breviary, Bestiary, Apocalypse, Gospel etc. See also Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts.
  • Le Moyen âge en lumière / Illuminated Middle Ages - "Presents several hundred recently digitized illuminated texts from French national library collections."
  • Musée national du Moyen Age - Paris (l'hôtel des abbés de Cluny).
  • Musei Vaticani - Vatican Museum site is searchable and includes the Cappella Sistina (Sistine Chapel.
  • Musica Antiqua - With a Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments.
  • La Nef des Folles - French translation of the latin work by Joseph Bade, 1500. Annotated by Charles Béné, translated by Odette Sauvage.
  • National Library of Scotland - Offers digital facsimiles of The Last Letter of Mary, Queen of Scots and Books and Manuscripts from St Benedict's Abbey, Fort Augustus.
  • NetSERF - Directory of over 1,000 links to medieval resourcescollected and categorized by Beau A.C. Harbin. Includes a Research Center and links to electronic texts, art, architecture, history and archaeology.
  • Nicholas Copernicus: "De revolutionibus" - Manuscript from the Biblioteka Jagiellonska, Krakow, Poland.
  • Noble Dane: Images of Tycho Brahe - An exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, on the sixteenth-century Danish astronomer.
  • Online Catasto of 1427 - Searchable version of tax data for the city of Florence in 1427-29; Brown University
  • Online Medieval and Classical Library - Collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization. (Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE)
  • ORB: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies (ORB) - "Cooperative effort on the part of scholars across the internet to establish an online textbook source for medieval studies on the World-Wide Web." (Last updated 10 November 2002.)
  • Opera del Vocabolario Italiano - "Contains 1,369 vernacular texts (16.4 million words) dated prior to 1375, the year of Boccaccio's death. The verse and prose works include early masters of Italian literature like Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as lesser-known and obscure texts by poets, merchants, and medieval chroniclers." (Basic Full-text Search Form is restricted to registered users.)
  • Le Paris sous Philippe Auguste - Marie-Christine Milot's site, which is in French, portrays medieval Paris. Also available in English.
  • Piers Plowman Electronic Archive - Hoyt N. Duggan, Institute for Advanced Technolgy in the Humanities (IATH), University of Virginia
  • Plague and Public Health in Renaissance Europe - University of Virginia.
  • Planets and Their Children: A Blockbook of Medieval Popular Astrology - Marianne Hansen.
  • Proper Elizabethan Accents
  • Rabanus Maurus, De rerum naturis - Electronic text; edited by W. Schipper.
  • Renaissance and Baroque Architecture - "Images included in this collection were scanned from slides taken by Professor C. W. Westfall and used in his survey course, Renaissance and Baroque Architecture (ARH 102), University of Virginia, School of Architecture, Department of Architectural History." See also Great Buildings Online and Structurae.
  • Renaissance Electronic Texts - University of Toronto
  • Renaissance Liturgical Imprints: A Census - University of Michigan database of information about worship books printed before 1601.
  • Renascence Editions: Works Printed in English, 1477-1799 - Richard Bear, University of Oregon. Includes full-text of the1596 edition of Spencer's Fairie Queene, the 1667 edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost, 37 plays of Shakespeare and a number of other important early texts.
  • Richard III and Yorkist History Server - Sponsored by American branch of the Richard III Society, the site provides an online library of primary texts (fifteenth- through eighteenth-century) related to the controversy over Richard III, as well as a hypertext edition of Shakespeare's play with links to relevant historical material.
  • Robin Hood Project - Texts, images, bibliographies and basic information from the Rossell Hope Robbins Library at the University of Rochester.
  • Scriptorium - International publication of mediaeval manuscripts studies. You can search the index for the 90,000 manuscripts that have appeared in Scriptorium and the Bulletin codicologique. There is also an alphabetical list of cities and institutes of preservation.
  • Script to Pixels: Early Western Manuscripts at Dartmouth College
  • Spätmittelalterliche Bilderhandschriften aus der Bibliotheca Palatina - Digitization of 27 Late Medieval Illustrated Manuscripts from the Bibliotheca Palatina held by Heidelberg University.
  • Tabularia: Sources écrites de la Normandie médiévale - Centre de Recherches Archéologiques et Historiques Médiévales, Université de Caen.
  • Thais: 1200 Years of Italian Sculpture | 1200 anni di scultura italiana - Provides brief biographical sketches of sculptors (in Italian), images of their work, descriptions of the various art movements, and information on museums and galleries.
  • Trinity College Library - Dublin. Provides information on viewing Book of Kells.
  • University of Notre Dame Medieval Institute - Also at Notre Dame is the Harley L. McDevitt Collection on the Spanish Inquisition with access to full-text documents and a searchable database.
  • Vivarium - "Digitized manuscripts, art, rare books, photographs, audio, video, and other resources from two Benedictine monastic and educational communities in central Minnesota." Among the digitized texts is Al-Coranus S. Lex Islamitica Muhammedis Felii Abdallae Pseudoprophetae, Ad optimorum Codicum fidem edita ex Museo Abraham Hinckelmanni, D., Hamburg, Schultzio-Schilleriana, 1694, also known as the Hamburg Koran. The collection is browsable by collection type: manuscript illuminations (4864), original drawings & paintings (48), photographs (402) etc.
  • Voice of the Shuttle: Web Site for Humanities Research - Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Web Gallery of Art - "Virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1200-1700), currently containing over over 11,600 reproductions." There is an Artist Index.
  • William of Ockham, Dialogus - Edited by John Kilcullen and John Scott, British Academy.
  • Yale University Finding Aid Database - Allows you to search for Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts at Beinecke Library, Yale University.
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