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ELECTRONIC RESOURCES FOR MEDIEVALISTS


PRIMARY LITERATURE

  • TEXT
  • SEARCHABLE ELECTRONIC TEXT

    1.   CETEDOC library of Christian Latin texts Universitas Catholica Lovaniensis, Lovanii Novi. computer file / -- Turnhout : Brepols,1991. CD-ROM
    Location: Memorial Library Reference CD-ROM Station Room 262

    Print counterparts:  Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina. -- Turnholti [Tornhout, Belgium] : Typographi Brepols, 1953- -- 1-    Location: Memorial Library Greek and Latin Room 424 Call Number: BR60 C49   Location: Memorial Library Microforms/Media Center Room 443 Call Number: Micro Fiche 3934  

    Corpus Christianorum. Continuatio Mediaevalis. -- Turnholti [Belgium] : Typographi Brepols Editores Pontificii, 1971- -- Location: Memorial Library Greek and Latin Room 424 Call Number: BR60 C45

    2.   Patrologia Latina. Chadwyck-Healey Online Database. Available via the Libraries Website under: Electronic Text & Multimedia Collections (Text Collections). Go directly to Patrologia Latina database   http://libtext.library.wisc.edu/uw/pld/

    Print counterpart: Patrologiae cursus completus ... Series Latina ... / accurante J.-P. Migne. -- Parisiis : Apud Garnieri Fratres, editores etJ.-P. Migne successores, [1844-1891?] Location: Memorial Library Greek and Latin Room 424 Call Number: BR60 M4   Format: 221 v. in 223 ; 27 cm. 

    3.   ARTFL: the treasury of the French Language Online Database Available via the Libraries Website under: Electronic Text & Multimedia Collections (Text Collections). Go directly to ARTFL - Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language   http://humanities.uchicago.edu/ARTFL/ARTFL.html

    Included within ARTFL are: the main ARTFL Database comprising some 2000 texts in French from the 12th to the 20th centuries, and some additional databases of especial relevance to medievalists. There include: Opera del Vocabolario Italiano, a database containing 1,369 vernacular texts (16.4 million words) dated prior to 1375, the year of Boccaccio's death. The verse and prose works include early masters of Italian literature like Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as lesser-known and obscure texts by poets, merchants, and medieval chroniclers. Provençal Poetry Database containing 38 texts from the 12th and 13th centuries. The Textes de Français Ancien (TFA) database containing 65 documents, covering the12th-15th centuries.

    4.   eMGH, the electronic Monumenta Germania Historica

    Planned to appear in segments over the next 10-15 years.

    Print counterparts: Monumenta Germaniae historica. Auctorum antiquissimorum. Monumenta Germaniae historica inde ab anno Christi quingentesimo usque ad annum millesimum et quingentesimum. Auctorum antiquissimorum. -- Berolini : Apud Weidmannos, 1877-1919. -- T. 1, pars 1-t. 15. Location: Memorial Library Greek and Latin Room 424 Call Number: DD3 M8 A8 HOLDINGS: v.1-15.

    Monumenta Germaniae historica inde ab anno Christi quingentesimo usque ad annum millesimum et quingentesimum. Scriptorum rerum Merovingicarum t. 1- -- Hannoverae, Impensis Bibliopolii Hahniani, 1885-1920. Location: Memorial Library Greek and Latin Room 424 Call Number: DD3 M8 S7 HOLDINGS: Vol. 1 - 7; (1885 - 1920.).

    SEARCHABLE ELECTRONIC TEXT RESOURCES NOT YET AT UW-MADISON

    5.    ACTA SANCTORUM: THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS . Online Database. Chadwyck-Healey.

    Scheduled for release in June, 1999. A massive, costly e-text database similar in size and scope to Chadwyck-Healey's Patrologia Latina. UW will not acquire immediately.

    Print counterpart: Acta Sanctorum. 1863. Location: Memorial Library Stacks Oversize shelving Call Number:DZS AC8 CUTTER Extended micro-ed. Microforms/Media Center Room 443 Micro Fiche 4860



    INTERNET SITES

    These are freely- available sites which offer reproductions of major historical documents, sometimes translated into English. They are generally not fully searchable electronic text.

    6.  EURODOCS: Medieval & Renaissance Europe -- Primary Historical Documents

    http://library.byu.edu/~rdh/eurodocs/medren.html

    7.  THE LABYRINTH LIBRARY

    http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/library/library.html

    8.  INTERNET MEDIEVAL SOURCEBOOK http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html




  • STATISTICS

    SEARCHABLE SOCIAL DATA AND STATISTICS

    9. THE FLORENTINE CATASTO

    (available via the DPLS - Data and Program Service Library-http://dpls.dacc.wisc.edu/ or go directly to: http://dpls.dacc.wisc.edu/catasto/index.html

    Herlihy, David and Klapisch-Zuber, Christiane. Census and property survey of Florentine domains and the city of Verona in fifteenth century Italy [machine- readable data file] / principal investigators, David Herlihy and Christiane Klapisch-Zuber. 31 data files + 2 location code files + 2 program files + 1 codebook (p.90). The data was coded during 1966 to 1976 from the official manuscripts of the tax declarations (Campioni) in the fifteenth century Italy. For each household, one person was assigned as the 'fiscal head', the individual primarily responsible for the tax. Data for each household include name of fiscal head, type of dwelling, animal ownership, occupation of fiscal head, value of public and private investments, deductions, and tax. This data set is also known as Catasto study. Archival study number: AG-504-001 The DPLD library is located at: 3313 Social Science Building, N1180 Observatory Drive

    10.  THE TAXATIO DATABASE (University of Manchester, England)

    http://www.mimas.ac.uk/taxatio/

    A taxatio is an assessment for taxation and the taxatio with which this database is concerned is often called the Pope Nicholas IV taxatio because it was carried out on the orders of that pope. For nearly 250 years virtually all ecclesiastical taxation of England and Wales was based on this extremely thorough and detailed assessment. It is a unique source for the medieval period: no other complete survey of its kind survives for any part of medieval Europe. All the detailed material concerning the values ofecclesiastical benefices in this printed edition (the 'spiritualities' part of the assessment as distinct from the 'temporalities' part) has been entered onto the database.

    Print Counterpart:
    The Taxatio Database is derived from the Taxatio Ecclesiastica Angliae et Walliae Auctoritate Papae Nicholai IV (Record Commission, 1802). Available in Memorial Library as: Taxatio ecclesiastica Angliae et Walliae auctoritate P. Nicholae IV. circa A. D. 1291. Printed by command of His Majesty King George III. etc. etc. etc. in persuance of an address of the House of Commons of Great Britain. -- [London, Record Commission] 1802. Locations: Memorial Library Documents - Ask at Reference Desk Call Number: DA25 B14 Also: Reel 1735 (Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature ; no. 18524)

    Portions of: Matrix a collection of resources for the study of women's religious communities,500-1500. Includes searchable social data. See no.14 below for more information.

    http://matrix.bc.edu/MatrixWebData/matrix.html

  • REFERENCE WORKS

    11.  Archive of Celtic-Latin literature ACLL-1 : Royal Irish Academy dictionary of medieval Latin from Celtic sources / compiled by Anthony Harvey, Kieran Devine, Francis J. Smith. [computer file] : -- 1st (prelim.) CD-ROM ed. -- Turnhout : Brepols, c1994. Location: Memorial Library Reference CD-ROM Station Room 262

    This is planned to eventually be " a full-text database of the corpus of Latin literature produced in Celtic-speaking Europe, together with the Latin works of the continental 'peregrini' from the period 400-1200 AD." UW is acquiring additional sections as they become available.

    12.   Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes (France). In principio incipit index of Latin texts = incipitaire des textes latins. [computer file] : -Turnhout : Brepols, 1993- Location: Memorial Library Reference CD-ROM Station Room 262

    A first words index, to identify Latin texts and manuscripts. Based on compilations of the Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (http://irht.cnrs-orleans.fr/multi-win.HTM) and the Hill Monastic Microfilm Library http://www.csbsju.edu/hmml/

    13.  Iter Italicum accedunt alia itinera a database of uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued humanistic manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other libraries /compiled by P.O. Kristeller ; consultant editor, Luciano Floridi. [computer file] : -- Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1995. Location:Memorial Library Reference CD-ROM Station Room 262

    14.  Matrix a collection of resources for the study of women's religious communities,500-1500.

    http://matrix.bc.edu/MatrixWebData/matrix.html

    Documents the participation of Christian women in the religion and society of medieval Europe between 500 and 1500 C.E. Includes primary and secondary sources on individuals and ecclesiastical institutions.


SECONDARY LITERATURE

  • BIBLIOGRAPHY

    15.  INTERNATIONAL MEDIEVAL BIBLIOGRAPY: IMB (CD-ROM) Leeds, U.K. : Turnhout :International Medieval Institute ; Brepols Publishers, c1995- Location: Memorial Library Reference CD-ROM Station Room 262 , 5th release, 1967/1997

    This is the major bibliography for the medievalist. It is intented to be used in conjuction with its print counterpart: International Medieval Bibliography Location: Memorial Library Reference Room 262 Call Number: Z6203 I64

    16.  ITER: GATEWAY TO THE RENAISSANCE, 1400-1700 AD

    http://iter.library.utoronto.ca/iter/iter1a3.htm

    Includes references to 400 scholarly journals and a large selection of books. Available on the Libraries Website under: Journal, Magazine, Newspaper Databases.

    17.   MEDIEVAL FEMINIST INDEX

    http://www.haverford.edu/library/reference/mschaus/mfi/mfi.html, or via the Libraries Website under: Journal, Magazine, Newspaper Databases

    Covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Coverage began in 1994.

  • ELECTRONIC JOURNALS
  • 18.  via JSTOR (on the Libraries Website under: Journal, Magazine, Newspaper Databases or directly at

    http://www.jstor.org/ or via Madcat under the journal title)

    Searchable text of scholarly journals including: Speculum, Renaissance Quarterly, Studies in the Renaissance

    19.   The Medieval Review http://www.hti.umich.edu/b/bmr/tmr.html

    Reviews of current work in medieval studies

  • GENERAL INTERNET SITES

    There are many Internet sites devoted to Medieval Studies. The three below probably provide the best starting point for academic researchers.

    20.  Labyrinth:

    http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/labyrinth-home.html

    21.   Orb: online reference book for Medieval Studies

    http://orb.rhodes.edu/

    22..   DScriptorium

    http://www.byu.edu/~hurlbut/dscriptorium/

    "Devoted to collecting, storing, and distributing digital images of Medieval Manuscripts."


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