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The Labyrinth
A beautiful webbing of Ariadne's thread through the innumeras vias of Medieval culture and history.
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 Musicarum Latinum
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.


The 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 beowulf.engl.uky.edu.
Digital Scriptorium
And speaking of digitized manuscripts, here's a whole collection of them. Distribution and personal use is free; commercial use is prohibited.
Vatican Exhibit
A trip through a virtual museum exhibit of Vatican treasures, including art, manuscripts, and other incunabula in various cultural areas.
14th c. French ms illuminations
Nicely organized collection of manuscript illuminations from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.


Middle English or
Old English
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 English
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!
Vulgate Bible
A searchable online version of the Latin Bible commonly used in Medieval times.


Divina Commedia
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"...
Cariadoc's Miscellany
An electronic version of the Miscellany of Duke (SCA) Cariadoc of the Bow. Recipes, articles in persona, articles about persona, and other stuff.
Cuisine Before Forks
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.
Robin Hood
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 Sherwood
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