- A beautiful webbing of Ariadne's thread through the innumeras
vias of Medieval culture and history.
- The ORB
- An Online Reference Book for Medieval
studies. Includes a library of e-texts and many links.
- A journal of theory in Medieval/Renaissance studies. Avant-garde
thought on the subject, somewhat informal in feeling.
- Europe Resources
- A really nicely-organized site of links to Euro-study
resources, from ancient to modern, categorized some by region, some
by period. The medieval links alone make the page WELL worth the visit.
Includes Russia & Eastern Europe. Awesome.
- The Thesaurus
- I suppose this might go as well in the music section, but it's here
because it is an archive of music theory texts written in the Middle
Ages, about the music of the time, in Latin. Talk about arcane.
Electronic Beowulf Project
- This is part of a joint effort by the U of Kentucky and the British
Library to digitise manuscripts and put them online. This is the presentation part,
including fascinating pictures of letters under the visible
ones; many of the images of Cotton Vitellius A. xv (the Beowulf
ms.) are available by anonymous ftp to
- And speaking of digitized manuscripts, here's a whole collection of
them. Distribution and personal use is free; commercial use is
- A trip through a virtual museum exhibit of Vatican treasures, including
art, manuscripts, and other incunabula in various cultural areas.
- 14th c. French
- Nicely organized collection of manuscript illuminations from the
Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
- Middle English or
- UMich's archive of Middle English texts; you can either search by word or
phrase, or browse individual works or tales; they've updated their search engine
since last I visited, and now have it all over the UVa archive.
They now also host the Old English Corpus, an index of the complete
corpus of Old English in machine-readable form, from the Dictionary of
Old English Project, U of Toronto. 3000 different texts, all that
survive! Collossal reference, organized as Glossaries, Prose pieces and
Verse, with sub-categorisation by period and dialect. A fantastic
reference. Kudos to UMich!
- more Middle
- But you can still visit the UVa Middle English archive if you like.
- If, on the other hand, you want to learn Old English, here's the site
to help you. The idea is that by reading OE texts with many ModE
cognates, you can learn by context. Sound bytes too, to help you
pronounce. It's just a demo, but it's a good start!
- A searchable online version of the Latin Bible commonly used in
- Columbia University's Digital Dante Project, an online, multimedia
translation of the Divine Comedy. Facing "page" Italian/English.
- Where'd Chris Thornborrow's great site go? It's no longer here...
- Well, until Chris' page comes back somewhere, check out this dandy page
of links and resources.
- The homepage of the International Arthurian Society's quarterly
journal. Interesting links.
- A meta-list of Internet Shakespeare resources.
- Medieval Food
- Still under construction, but containing an article by me on "How
to Pig Out with 130 of Your Closest Friends"...
- An electronic version of the Miscellany of Duke (SCA) Cariadoc of the
Bow. Recipes, articles in persona, articles about persona, and other
- A short piece on medieval French kitchens
Culture and Miscellany
- Vikings and Stuff
- Fun and educational stuff from a Brit recreationist who does viking.
He does motorcycles
and beer too, so he's
alright by me...
- The Viking Navy
- Homepage of a really interesting project to build and sail
Viking ships in an authentic manner. Essays, pictures, interesting
theories about rigging... I don't think he's entirely correct in
the rigging department, but make your own judgement.
- Again, not specifically Medieval. It's a Robin Hood reading list, some
of the references of which are Medieval, others just early, some modern.
Fiction, poetry, non-fiction and research are all covered.
- Robin of
- Definitely not Medieval, but where else put it? It's the homepage of
the BBC series with Michael Praed (and later Jason Connery) as the outlaw
hero, with neato Pagan overtones. I loved that show...
- Here are a couple of places on the web where you can shop for
Medieval reproduction stuff.
Gaukler Medieval Wares, and Medieval
Reproductions. The former does mostly jewelry with some armor, there's
a re-enactor's discount;
the latter does mostly armor and weapons with some miscellaneous stuff.
Also check out my miscellany page for the address
of Jas. Townsend, who do later period reproductions.
Last updated: 20 Jan 1999