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Wiser medieval studies

WISER: Medieval Studies

Charlotte Goodall, Classics

Isabel Holowaty, History

Sue Usher, English

Hilla Wait, Philosophy & Theology

Aim of the session
Aim of the session

  • Overview of key resources

  • Introduction to variety of resources

    • Bibliographical resources

    • Texts

    • Reference

    • Manuscripts

    • Maps

    • Visual material

    • Portals

Using oxlip
Using OxLIP+

  • Subject menus

  • History > Medieval history

  • Philosophy > Ancient and medieval philosophy

  • Theology > Medieval resources

  • Classics & Ancient history

  • English

  • Reference

  • Other Options

  • Any word = medieval

Bibliographic resources
Bibliographic resources

  • International Medieval Bibliography

  • Iter Bibliography

  • Bibliography of British & Irish History

  • Philosopher’s Index & ATLA

  • MLA Bibliography

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International Medieval Bibliography includes Bibliographie de Civilisation Médiévale

  • Indexes books & articles published in

    • periodicals (journals)

    • miscellany vols. (conference proceedings, collected essays, Festschriften and exhibition catalogues)

  • Covers:

    • Middle Ages 300-1500 AD

    • Europe, the Middle East and North Africa

  • Iter bibliography
    Iter Bibliography

    • Indexes

      • Books

      • Journal materials (articles, reviews, bibliographies, etc.)

      • Essays in books (incl. Festschriften, encyclopaedias, conference proceedings)

  • Covers:

    • Middle Ages and Renaissance 400-1700

  • Iter screenshot

    Iter Bibliography

    ITER screenshot

    Bibliography of british irish history
    Bibliography of British & Irish History

    • Covers Britain, Ireland, Commonwealth

    • from 55 BC to present

    • incl. book, journals articles, book essays

    • covers historical events, concepts, guide to primary sources, historical methods

    • good for local history

    Atla philosopher s index
    ATLA & Philosopher’s Index

    • ATLA - Core e-title for Theology

    • Church history, patristics, medieval theologians

    • 600,000 articles from journals and multi-author works

    • 375,000 book reviews

    • Abstracts (sometimes) Links (sometimes) to full text

    • Indexes back to 1949, with selected records going back to 1818

    • X-searchable with

    • Philosophers Index - Core e-title for Philosophy (from 1940)

    • Logic & scholasticism; medieval philosophers

    • And with

    • MLA International Bibliography

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    ATLA & Philosopher’s Index

    Link to full-text

    Mla bibliography
    MLA Bibliography

    • Indexes articles published in

      • Journals

      • Books

      • Conference proceedings

      • Bibliographies

      • Websites

  • Literature, language, linguistics, folklore

  • 1926 – present

  • More than 2 million articles from over 4,400 titles

  • updated 9 times p.a.

  • Reference

    • Cambridge Collections Online

    • Blackwell Reference Online

    • Oxford Reference Online

    • Oxford Handbooks Online

    • Middle English Compendium (MEC)

    • Lexikon des Mittelalters (via Brepols)

    • Cambridge Histories Online (CHO)

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    Cambridge Companions Online

    N.B. Take the CCO Guided Tour!

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    Blackwell Reference Online

    N.B. Check out the Resources list,

    including the Guided Tour

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    Middle English Compendium

    Check out:

    About the MEC


    • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

    • Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE)

    • http://www.pase.ac.uk/

    • Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae

    • via British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/

    • Europa Sacra

    Chronicles annals
    Chronicles & annals

    • Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (ASC)

    • Medieval Sources Online

    • Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online (Rolls, etc.)

    Anglo saxon chronicle
    Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

    • Various free digital versions:

    • Gutenberg project

    • http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/657

    • Online Medieval and Classical Library

    • http://omacl.org/Anglo/

    Medieval sources online
    Medieval Sources Online

    • Chronicles, e.g.

    • Annals of Fulda

    • Annals of St-Bertin

    • Collections of documents in translation:

    • The towns of Italy in the later Middle Ages

    • The Black Death

    • Women in England, 1275-1525

    Medieval and early modern sources online memso
    Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online (MEMSO)

    • Large library of books to the study of medieval and early modern England, Scotland and Ireland

    • Selections of:

      • annals and chronicles

      • calendars and registers

      • saints’ lives

      • Rolls’ Series

      • HMC reports

      • Statutes of the Realm

    Medieval governance law
    Medieval governance & law

    • Domesday Book

    • Parliamentary Rolls of Medieval England

    • Monumenta Germaniae Historica (MGH)

    Domesday book
    Domesday Book

    • First public record describing condition of England south of the river Tees in 1066 and 1086.

    • Record of human and natural resources

    • Useful for history of villages, social classes, and economy.

    • View mss, transcriptions, translations and maps

    Parliamentary rolls of medieval england
    Parliamentary Rolls of Medieval England

    • Official records of the meetings of the English parliament from the reign of Edward I (1272 - 1307) until the reign of Henry VII (1485 - 1509)

    Monumenta germaniae historica
    Monumenta Germaniae Historica

    • A corpus of historical works, charters, legal texts, letters, political texts, and literature for the Holy Roman Empire.

    • Five series (Scriptores, Leges, Diplomata, Epistolae, Antiquitates) and thirty-three sub-series.

    • 2 e-versions:

    • Free digital version at dMGH (http://www.dmgh.de/) good for browsing

    • Brepols version better for searching.

    Charters rolls etc
    Charters, Rolls, etc.

    • Anglo-Saxon Charters (Regesta Regum Anglorum, etc.) http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/chartwww/charthome.html

    • Calendars of Close Rolls, Patent Rolls, Fine Rolls (via BHO http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ or MEMSO)

    • Henry III Fine Rolls Project

    • http://www.finerollshenry3.org.uk/

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    Church History

    • Acta Sanctorum

    • Europa Sacra

    • MEMSO

    • Papal Letters & the Vatican Archive

    • British History Online

    • Internet Medieval Sourcebook

    • Ecclesiastical Calendar

    • http://www.smart.net/~mmontes/ec-cal.html

    Greek and latin primary sources
    Greek and Latin primary sources

    • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

      • Full text searching of Ancient Greek texts. The TLG corpus encompasses the totality of Greek literature, including Early Modern Greek, and Byzantine texts.

  • Library of Latin Texts (formerly Cetedoc)

    • LLT provides full text searching of Latin texts from antiquity to modern times.

  • Patrologia Latina

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    Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

    • Search by author name, date, generic or geographic epithet

    • Or, do a search across the entire canon

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    Select word forms to search from list, or do a Lemmatized search, retrieving all inflected forms linked to a dictionary entry.

    Library of latin texts
    Library of Latin Texts search, retrieving all inflected forms linked to a dictionary entry.

    • Full text searching of all Latin Texts

    • Series A and Series B: Series A is more complete, containing works in Latin from Classical to Modern period. Series B currently is smaller and contains more specialised works but will grow in the future.

    • CDS: allows you to search both series A and B of LLT simultaneously, as well as the eMGH, Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature (ACLL) and the Aristoteles Latinus Database (ALD).

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    Library of Latin Texts search, retrieving all inflected forms linked to a dictionary entry.

    • Limit searches by period, author, title, century or “clavis” (number in Clavis Patrum Latinorum).

    • Full text searching across the entire corpus

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    Library of Latin Texts: search, retrieving all inflected forms linked to a dictionary entry.

    Word search, e.g. essentia in Aquinas

    • Select specific forms of the word(s) you wish to search for

    • Search within a specific work or full corpus

    Database of latin dictionaries
    Database of Latin Dictionaries search, retrieving all inflected forms linked to a dictionary entry.

    • Cross searching of Latin Lexica:

    • Lewis and Short

    • Blaise Medieval

    • Blaise Patristic

    • Forcellini Lexicon

    • Forcellini Onomasticon

    • Souter

    • Du Cange

    • Firmini Verris Dictionarius

    • Anonymi Montepessulanensis Dictionarius

    • Le Talleur

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    Database of Latin Dictionaries search, retrieving all inflected forms linked to a dictionary entry.

    Browse between definitions across all the dictionaries in the DLD

    Patrologia latina
    Patrologia Latina search, retrieving all inflected forms linked to a dictionary entry.

    • J-P. Migne’s collection of reprints of the writings of the Latin Fathers from Tertullian (c 200) to Innocent III (1216).

    • Editions range in date from the early 16th century to 19th century.

    • Includes prefatory material, scholarly apparatus, etc.

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    Patrologia Latina search, retrieving all inflected forms linked to a dictionary entry.

    Other full text sites in latin english

    Past Masters search, retrieving all inflected forms linked to a dictionary entry.

    Electronic Grossteste

    Corpus Thomisticum

    Alberti Magni E-Corpus

    Other full-text sites in Latin/English

    • Past Masters

    • Anselm: Major Works

    • Anselm: Opera Omnia

    • Aquinas: Collected Works

    • Aristotle: Complete Works

    • Augustine: Opera Omnia

    • Augustine: Works

    • Francis of Assisi

    • The Latin Background 1100-1550

      • Becket; John of Salisbury;

      • Bacon; Wyclif; Fox

  • Ockham

  • Past masters
    Past Masters search, retrieving all inflected forms linked to a dictionary entry.

    • Expand package → author→ title

    • Using Table of Contents

    • Changing the display

    • Navigating the text

    Text hierarchy

    Page turning

    Full-screen contents

    Full-screen text option

    ToC navigation

    Finding biblical resources

    OBSO search, retrieving all inflected forms linked to a dictionary entry.

    Finding Biblical resources

    • BibleWorks:

      • best resource for exegesis

  • Oxford Biblical Studies On-line:

    • reference material

    • verse identifier

    • maps & images

  • Bibleworks

    Literary works oe teaching materials
    Literary works: OE search, retrieving all inflected forms linked to a dictionary entry. Teaching materials

    • Old English Coursepack (WebLearn)

    • https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/engfac/undergradu/old_english/page/old_english_cou

    • Internet Old English

    • http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/eduweb/engl401/

    • Old English Aerobics

    • http://faculty.virginia.edu/OldEnglish/

    • Sources

    • Fontes Anglo-Saxonici

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    Fontes Anglo-Saxonicihttps://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/engfac/undergradu/old_english/page/old_english_cou

    Literary works oe editions of texts facsimiles of mss
    Literary works: OEhttps://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/engfac/undergradu/old_english/page/old_english_couEditions of texts & facsimiles of MSS

    • Literature Online

    • Electronic Beowulf

    • Exeter Anthology of Old English Poetry

    • Caedmon/Bede/MS Junius 11

    • Aelfric’s Homilies/Parker Library on the Web

    • Alfred/Boethius/Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

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    Parker Library on the Webhttps://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/engfac/undergradu/old_english/page/old_english_cou

    Literary works middle english editions facsimiles
    Literary works: Middle Englishhttps://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/engfac/undergradu/old_english/page/old_english_couEditions & Facsimiles

    • LION

    • Piers Plowman/Electronic Archive/MSS

    • Chaucer/General Prologue/EEBO/ECCO

    • Malory/Arthur/Chretien de Troyes (Corpus de la Litterature Medievale)

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    Check out: About EEBO andhttps://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/engfac/undergradu/old_english/page/old_english_cou

    Information Resources

    127K titles published in English,


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    180K works, published in the UKhttps://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/engfac/undergradu/old_english/page/old_english_cou

    in the 18th century, primarily

    in English.

    Check out:

    Research Tools

    Archives manuscripts
    Archives & manuscriptshttps://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/engfac/undergradu/old_english/page/old_english_cou

    • Bodleian Library: Western manuscripts to c. 1500

    • http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/library/specialcollections/western_rarebooks/medieval

    • British Library MSS catalogue

    • http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/manuscripts

    • Archives Hub

    • http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk

    • Latin palaeography tutorial (TNA)

    • http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/latinpalaeography/

    • Bodleian contact: Dr Martin Kauffmann, martin.kauffmann@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

    Digital archives
    Digital Archiveshttps://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/engfac/undergradu/old_english/page/old_english_cou

    • Parker Library on the web (OxLIP+)

    • Celtic and Medieval Manuscripts or 'Early Manuscripts at Oxford‘ http://www.odl.ox.ac.uk/collections/celtic.htm

    • Images of Medieval Manuscripts

    • http://www.odl.ox.ac.uk/collections/medieval.htm

    • British Library: Catalogue of illuminated manuscripts http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/welcome.htm

    • English Monastic Archives

    • http://www.ucl.ac.uk/history2/englishmonasticarchives/


    • ArtStor: Illuminated mss, architecture, artifacts

    • Index of Christian Art

    • VADS (Visual Arts Data Service)


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    Bernard of Clairvaux search

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    Index of Christian Arthttps://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/engfac/undergradu/old_english/page/old_english_cou

    Bernard of Clairvaux search

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    Maps https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/engfac/undergradu/old_english/page/old_english_cou

    • Internet Medieval Sourcebook

    • http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbookmap.html

    • Cartographic images

    • http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/

    • Grässe: Orbis Latinus http://www.columbia.edu/acis/ets/Graesse/contents.html

    • - medieval place-names

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    Internet Medieval Sourcebooks - Mapshttps://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/engfac/undergradu/old_english/page/old_english_cou

    Enlarged section

    Useful portals
    Useful portalshttps://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/engfac/undergradu/old_english/page/old_english_cou

    • The ORB (Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies) http://the-orb.net

    • British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/

    • Intute http://www.intute.ac.uk/

    • Gallica – Bibliothèque Nationale Française

    • http://gallica.bnf.fr/

    • Digitale Bibliothek – Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

    • http://www.digitale-sammlungen.de/

    Subject librarians

    Subject Librarianshttps://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/engfac/undergradu/old_english/page/old_english_cou

    Sue Usher, English Librariansusan.usher@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

    Isabel Holowaty, History Librarianisabel.holowaty@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

    Hilla Wait, Philosophy & Theology Librarianhilla.wait@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

    Charlotte Goodall, Classics Librarian charlotte.goodall@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

    Martin Holmes, Music Librarianmartin.holmes@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

    Clare Hills-Nova, Italian (Lang & Lit) & History of Art Librarian


    Nick Hearn, French (Lang & Lit) & Slavonic Subject Librarian


    Jill Hughes, German (Lang & Lit)jill.hughes@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

    Martin Kauffmann, Medieval Manuscriptsmartin.kauffmann@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

    Questions hands on
    Questions & hands-onhttps://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/engfac/undergradu/old_english/page/old_english_cou

    • Thank you for coming and get in touch if you need.