Suggested Website Sources
Centers for period primary source material (among other things) in translation online:
- Western European Text Collection, from WESS: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~wessweb/index.html
It's sponsored by the Western European Studies Section (WESS)of the Association
of College and Research Libraries.
"WESS is professionally involved in the acquisition, organization, and
use of information sources originating in or related to Western European
countries. Our aim is to promote the improvement of library services
supporting study and research in Western European affairs from ancient
times to the present."
They do the Western European Text Collection link: http://www.lib.virginia.edu/wess/etexts.html
which lists Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature.
- EuroDocs http://library.byu.edu/~rdh/eurodocs/
"Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe."
From Brigham Young University
- The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/
- The ORB: On-line Resource Book for Medieval Studies http://the-orb.net/
- NetSerf: the Internet Connection for Medieval Resources http://www.netserf.org/
- The Internet History Sourcebooks http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/
collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented
cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. Internet
Medieval Sourcebook is an online source book of copy-permitted, although not
necessarily copyright-free, source material for Medieval Studies. It is the
largest online resource of medieval and Byzantine textual sources.
- Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web: a project of the Smithsonian
Institution Libraries http://web4.si.edu/sil/onlineexhibitions/oe_search2.cfm
This site allows you to search by Exhibition Name, Institution, or Subject
Terms, as well as browse by Exhibition titles. The subject terms seem to be
fairly specific (probably using Library of Congress Subject Headings). A search
on the Subject Term "Medici" brought up far too many exhibitions about Medicine.
However, a search on the Subject Term "Renaissance" brought up a treasure
trove of exhibits throughout the world, including this site for "The Art of
Invention: Leonardo and Renaissance Engineers" from the Istituto e Museo di
Storia della Scienza: http://galileo.imss.firenze.it/news/mostra/index.html
. The site is in English, and has some great information about Brunelleschi
and the building of the dome on the Cathedral in Florence (check out the pictures
of the three-speed hoist! http://galileo.imss.firenze.it/news/mostra/4/e43col.html
- Course materials for the History Department at the University College
There are extensive reading lists and bibliographies
that are very well organized. From the class lists, you can choose topics
that interest you, and look at the course information. Of course, it is not
all medieval, but a good portion is. (Suggested by Lady Thea)
- University of Cambridge: Faculty of History-- online resources for
- Royal University
of Meridies Resource URL list maintained by Isabelle de Foix
- History guide.http://www.historyguide.de/
Guide to "scholarly" Internet and CD-ROM resources in Anglo-American history,
including Scotland and Ireland. Browse by subject and source type, or search
Librarian's Index to the Internet