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  1. WISER: Medieval Studies Charlotte Goodall, Classics Isabel Holowaty, History Sue Usher, English Hilla Wait, Philosophy & Theology

  2. Aim of the session • Overview of key resources • Introduction to variety of resources • Bibliographical resources • Texts • Reference • Manuscripts • Maps • Visual material • Portals

  3. 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

  4. Brepols databases (via OxLIP+)

  5. Bibliographic resources • International Medieval Bibliography • Iter Bibliography • Bibliography of British & Irish History • Philosopher’s Index & ATLA • MLA Bibliography

  6. 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

  7. International Medieval Bibliography

  8. 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

  9. Iter Bibliography ITER screenshot

  10. 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

  11. Bibliography of British & Irish History

  12. 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

  13. ATLA & Philosopher’s Index Link to full-text

  14. 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.

  15. MLA Bibliography

  16. 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)

  17. Cambridge Companions Online N.B. Take the CCO Guided Tour!

  18. Blackwell Reference Online N.B. Check out the Resources list, including the Guided Tour

  19. Middle English Compendium Check out: About the MEC

  20. Biography • 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

  21. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

  22. Chronicles & annals • Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (ASC) • Medieval Sources Online • Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online (Rolls, etc.)

  23. Anglo-Saxon Chronicle • Various free digital versions: • Gutenberg project • http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/657 • Online Medieval and Classical Library • http://omacl.org/Anglo/

  24. 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

  25. Medieval Sources Online

  26. 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

  27. MEMSO

  28. Medieval governance & law • Domesday Book • Parliamentary Rolls of Medieval England • Monumenta Germaniae Historica (MGH)

  29. 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

  30. 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)

  31. 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.

  32. 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/

  33. MEMSO

  34. Henry III Fine Rolls Project

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. Thesaurus Linguae Graecae • Search by author name, date, generic or geographic epithet • Or, do a search across the entire canon

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

  39. Library of Latin Texts • 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).

  40. Library of Latin Texts • Limit searches by period, author, title, century or “clavis” (number in Clavis Patrum Latinorum). • Full text searching across the entire corpus

  41. Library of Latin Texts: 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

  42. Database of Latin Dictionaries • 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

  43. Database of Latin Dictionaries Browse between definitions across all the dictionaries in the DLD

  44. Patrologia Latina • 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.

  45. Patrologia Latina