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Eastern world, "of the seven climes, seas, and cities,"
from a Geodesy.
Eastern Persia, c.1507
(Schoenberg MS ljs434)

Here is a selection of Web resources often used by Penn medievalists in their research and teaching.

Major Academic Associations:

Medieval Academy of America

Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo

Institute for Medieval Studies, Leeds

Subject Area Associations:

International Center of Medieval Art

New Chaucer Society

A portal to the world of Chaucer and non-Chaucer related Middle English studies, including links to the Lollard Society, Langland Society, and more.

International Society for the History of Rhetoric

Historians of Islamic Art

Includes also the H-Net list for the history of Islamic art and architecture.

Middle East Medievalists

 Research Resources:


The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies

Links to the Vulgate, patristic texts; selected electronic texts of French, German, English, Italian, and Spanish source texts; maps; image databases; and links to international organizations dealing with codicology, music, archaeology, etc.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

Medieval Sourcebook (Fordham)

Regesta Imperii

A searchable bibliography database; on-line texts of Regesta Imperii from Charlemagne to Maximilian I (751-1519); Königs- and Kaiserurkunden, etc.

Monumenta Germaniae Historica

Manuscript studies – paleography, texts, illuminations:

POP Provenance Online Project


Over 70,000 abbreviation entries

Ductus: An Online Course in Paleography

Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes

Searchable databases for texts (Latin, Greek, Arabic, Persian, and other languages) with respect to authors, works and regarding aspects of paleography, codicology, and illuminations.

The Hill Monastic Manuscript Library at Saint John's University

The Ambrosiana Archive at the University of Notre Dame

The Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library at St. Louis University

The University of Toronto Microform Collections

Philobiblon: Iberian Manuscripts

Early Manuscripts at Oxford University

Paul Halsall's Byzantine Manuscripts Indices Bibliography

The Vatican Library

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Digitalized images of all books printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland (as well as English books printed aborad) from 1475-1640. Off-campus access will require a Penn ID.


Penn Library Databases:

International Medieval Bibliography

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Van Pelt Library Medieval Manuscript Catalogs - Research Guide

Penn Medieval Manuscript Microfilm Collection

 Other links:

American Academy in Rome Summer Programs

Julia Bolton Holloway's Julian of Norwich Website